US Pat. No. 10,367,829

PROTECTING THREAT INDICATORS FROM THIRD PARTY ABUSE

Anomali Incorporated, Re...

1. A computer-based method for detecting threats based on obfuscated threat indicators, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, an obfuscated threat indicator associated with an identified cyber-threat that was determined by the server to be above a threshold level of quality, the obfuscated threat indicator having been generated by the server responsive to determining that the identified-cyber-threat is above the threshold level of quality by: including a threat data source of a threat indicator and excluding raw information of the threat indicator;
identifying one or more client-side events occurring within a third-party system, each client-side event identified by an entity identifier indicating an entity to which the client-side event is attributed;
determining that the third-party system experienced a cyber-threat when the obfuscated threat indicator matches at least one entity identifier; and
in response to determining that the third-party system experienced the cyber-threat:
generating descriptive information associated with the obfuscated threat indicator; and
transmitting the descriptive information to the third-party system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,817

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHALLENGELESS COAUTHENTICATION

University of South Flori...

1. A method of authentication, the method comprising:receiving, at an authenticator, an authentication request to access a resource, wherein the authentication request is generated by a requestor;
receiving, at a collaborator, a verification request to access the resource,
wherein the verification request is generated by the requestor and received from the requestor;
generating, at the collaborator, a participation message, wherein the participation message is generated in response to the verification request to access the resource received from the requestor and wherein the participation message is not generated in response to a challenge generated by the authenticator:
receiving, at the authenticator, the participation message generated by the collaborator in response to the verification request to access the resource generated by the requestor;
analyzing, at the authenticator computing device, the authentication request to access a resource and the participation message to determine whether the requestor should be granted access to the resource; and
granting the requesting user access to the resource when it is determined that the requesting user should be granted access to the resource based upon the analysis of the authentication request to access a resource and the participation message.

US Pat. No. 10,367,815

PROTECTING SENSITIVE INFORMATION FROM A SECURE DATA STORE

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

1. A method of protecting stored information, the method comprising:storing a security policy for controlling access by a network endpoint to an encrypted remote data store, the security policy requiring a data store connected to the network endpoint to meet one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store, the one or more security requirements including a requirement that the data store connected to the network endpoint be encrypted;
receiving an indication at a threat management facility that a first endpoint has access to the encrypted remote data store;
auditing the first endpoint to determine whether a security parameter of a first data store connected to the first endpoint is compliant with the one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store;
when the security parameter of the first data store is compliant with the one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store, permitting dissemination of data from the encrypted remote data store to the first endpoint; and
when the security parameter of the first data store is not compliant with at least one of the one or more security requirements, causing the first endpoint to implement an action by the first endpoint to regulate dissemination of data from the encrypted remote data store to the first endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,810

ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (ESIM) INSTALLATION AND TESTING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC):
in a first installation session, installing to a memory of the eUICC an eSIM based on an eSIM package received from an eSIM server;
in a second installation session:
bypassing an authentication of the eSIM server; and
installing to the memory the eSIM based on the eSIM package captured by test equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,367,808

CONTEXTUAL AND TIME SENSITIVE OUT OF BAND TRANSACTIONAL SIGNING

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A system, comprising:a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
a machine learning and reasoning component that employs automated learning and reasoning procedures in connection with determining a level of actions to complete an authentication;
a security manager component that transmits the determined level of actions in response to an indication of a transaction attempt, wherein the indication is received over a first communications channel and at least one of the actions of the level of actions are transmitted over a second communications channel different from the first communications channel, wherein the different communication channels are channels between a same communication pair; and
an authorization manager component that analyzes a reply to the determined level of actions and selectively allows the transaction based on the analysis, wherein the analysis makes use of the machine learning and reasoning component in connection with determining whether a user device may be authenticated for the transaction attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,367,802

DESKTOP APPLICATION FULFILLMENT PLATFORM WITH MULTIPLE AUTHENTICATION MECHANISMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more computing devices that implement a fulfillment platform for a service provider, wherein the fulfillment platform is configured to:
receive a request from an agent installed on a computing resource instance of a user, wherein the computing resource instance comprises a virtualized computing resource instance or a virtual desktop instance implemented on one or more resources of the service provider, and wherein the request comprises a request to subscribe to an application, a request to unsubscribe from an application, or a request to install, uninstall, or reinstall an application on the computing resource instance;
validate an identity of the computing resource instance and a credential for the computing resource instance, or validate an identity of the user and a credential for the user; and
in response to validation of the identity and the credential for the computing resource instance or for the user, process the request.

US Pat. No. 10,367,801

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREDENTIALING OF NON-LOCAL REQUESTORS IN DECOUPLED SYSTEMS UTILIZING A DOMAIN LOCAL AUTHENTICATOR

OPEN TEXT SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A system, comprising:a domain, including:
a processor coupled to a memory,
a set of resources,
the processor executing instructions implementing a local domain authenticator for:
providing a member credential to use in accessing the set of resources of the domain during a session,
authenticating the member credential associated with the domain; and
a remote authenticator, for:
providing the member credential to a non-local requestor which is not a member of the domain by:
receiving an authentication request from the non-local requestor outside the domain, wherein the request is to be authenticated for accessing the set of resources,
authenticating the non-local requestor using the authentication request, wherein authenticating the non-local requestor comprises establishing a secure channel with the non-local requester based on a unique previously provisioned domain key associated with both that domain and the non-local requestor,
accessing the local domain authenticator to obtain the member credential associated with the domain, and
providing the member credential to the non-local requester, wherein the non-local requester can access the set of resources of the domain during a session maintained between the non-local requester and the domain using the member credential and authentication of an access of the non-local requester to the set of resources during the session is performed using the local domain authenticator and the member credential.

US Pat. No. 10,367,792

END-TO END ENCRYPTION FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATION NODES

Orion Labs, San Francisc...

1. A method for end-to-end encryption of streaming group communications, the method comprising:a first end user device obtaining an encrypted group key, wherein the encrypted group key is generated by encrypting an unencrypted group key with a message key, the message key being generated from a chain key, the chain key being generated using a pairwise encryption process implemented by the first end user device and a second end user device
wherein the first and second end user devices are members of a communication group comprising a plurality of end user devices;
the first end user device generating an unencrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting the unencrypted first stream key using the unencrypted group key to generate an encrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting first stream data using the unencrypted first stream key to generate encrypted first stream data; and
the first end user device transmitting the encrypted first stream key and the encrypted stream data to the second end user device and at least one other member of the communication group; and
the first end user device updating the chain key each time a new message key is needed, such that the message key and chain key are ephemeral.

US Pat. No. 10,367,784

DETECTION OF COMPROMISED CREDENTIALS AS A NETWORK SERVICE

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
monitor a plurality of sessions at a firewall;
log a plurality of failed or timed out attempts to authenticate at the firewall in a log;
analyze the log for a pattern of the failed or timed out attempts to authenticate at the firewall to identify potentially compromised credentials for authentication;
determine that a set of credentials for authentication have been compromised based on the analysis of the log, wherein the log includes a first threshold number of successful authentication events for a first authentication factor followed by a second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for a second authentication factor, wherein the first authentication factor is distinct from the second authentication factor, and wherein the second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for the second authentication factor correspond to timed-out authentication attempts based on an authentication timeout setting associated with the second authentication factor; and
perform a responsive action based on determining that the set of credentials for authentication have been compromised based on the analysis of the log that determines that a number of monitored authentication success events for the first authentication factor exceeds the first threshold number of successful authentication events for the first authentication factor and that a number of monitored authentication failure events for the second authentication factor exceeds the second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for the second authentication factor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,777

ONLINE GIFT DELIVERY CONFIRMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Gift Card Impressions, LL...

1. An online delivery servicing system comprising:a server comprising at least one processor and at least one memory for storing an application that, when executed by the at least one processor, is executed to:
obtain, from a customer computing device associated with a customer, delivery confirmation request information associated with an online gift purchased by the customer for a recipient, the delivery confirmation request information associated with a quantity of delivery confirmation messages to be transmitted to a recipient of the online gift and a period of elapsed time for each delivery confirmation message, wherein the delivery confirmation messages are to inform the recipient that the online gift has been previously sent, and wherein the quantity of delivery confirmation messages is selected by the customer,
wherein the delivery confirmation messages are sent using a first set of contact information associated with the recipient,
wherein the quantity of delivery confirmation messages is a plurality of delivery confirmation messages;
at each period of elapsed time, transmit one of the delivery confirmation messages to a recipient computing device associated with the recipient;
when a response to the one delivery confirmation messages is received from the recipient computing device, transmit a customer confirmation message to the customer computing device, the customer confirmation message indicating that the recipient has responded to the one delivery confirmation messages; and
when the quantity of delivery confirmation messages has been transmitted and no response has been received from the recipient computing device, transmit a customer delivery failure message to the customer computing device, the customer delivery failure message including information for re-submission of the online gift by the customer,
wherein the information for re-submission includes a request for a second set of contact information associated with the recipient and an option for cancellation of the gift purchase.

US Pat. No. 10,367,764

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CONTACT CENTER AGENT WORKSTATION TESTING

CYARA SOLUTIONS PTY LTD, ...

1. A system for automated contact center agent workstation testing, comprising:a control portal module stored in the memory of and operating on a processor of a computing device and configured to:
receive a plurality of input parameters, the input parameters comprising at least a plurality of test commands;
direct the operation of an agent workstation test case based at least in part on at least a portion of the received input parameters;
incorporate at least a portion of the input parameters into a system resident test programming framework to produce an agent workstation test case;
a test manager configured to:
retrieve the agent workstation test case from the control portal module;
assign a plurality of agent workstation test case interaction;
wherein each agent workstation test case interaction is assigned between a system-generated virtual contact center agent and a system-generated virtual customer to an available agent workstation; and
wherein at least two of the plurality of agent workstation test case interactions are for agent workstations having differing physical specifications, or different third party software, or both;
direct execution of all agent workstation test case tasks within each interaction between a system generated virtual contact center agent and a system generated virtual customer;
collect pre-defined run-time data that results from execution of all agent workstation test case tasks within each interaction between a system generated virtual contact center agent and a system generated virtual customer; and
an output module stored in the memory of and operating on a processor of a computing device and configured to display result data in a format pre-defined by the agent workstation test case.

US Pat. No. 10,367,760

MULTICAST CHANNEL CONTROL INFORMATION

IDTP Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A network node comprising:a processor configured to:
send a first transmission to one or more user equipment (UE), the first transmission comprising an indication that a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) is to be used for a multicast channel (MCH) scheduling information (MSI) transmission;
send a second transmission, the second transmission comprising an indication that a second MCS is to be used for a multicast traffic channel (MTCH) transmission;
send the MSI transmission in a first subframe, the MSI transmission being modulated by the first MCS, wherein the MSI transmission comprises scheduling information for the MTCH transmission; and
send the MTCH transmission in a second subframe, the MTCH transmission being modulated by the second MCS.

US Pat. No. 10,367,748

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC DATA TRANSFER MANAGEMENT ON A PER SUBSCRIBER BASIS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

NOMADIX, INC., Agoura Hi...

1. A bandwidth management system configured to allow users to dynamically request an amount of bandwidth and further configured to maintain a minimum level of bandwidth for the users, the bandwidth management system comprising:a hardware memory configured to store one or more queues;
one or more first network interfaces configured to receive a plurality of packets;
a controller configured to:
determine a class of service associated with at least some of the received plurality of packets based on user selection of requested bandwidth or requested connection speed;
add each of the at least some of the received plurality of packets in the one or more queues according to the determined class of service; and
remove one or more outgoing packets associate with a user from the one or more queues based on a quality of service metric determined for the user; and
one or more second network interfaces configured to transmit the one or more outgoing packets removed from the one or more queues,
wherein the controller is further configured to delay transmission of the one or more outgoing packets to prevent the user's network enabled device from achieving a bandwidth or connection speed greater than the requested bandwidth or the requested connection speed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,746

STATISTICAL TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION WITH ADAPTIVE BOUNDARIES IN A BROADBAND DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for classification of a data traffic session over a data communications network, comprising:receiving, by a network device of the data communications network, a plurality of data packets of the data traffic session;
determining, by the network device, a plurality of statistical factors that characterize the data traffic session based on the received data packets of the data traffic session;
analyzing, by the network device, the determined statistical factors for the data traffic session in relation to a plurality of classification variables; and
classifying, by the network device, the data traffic session as being one of a plurality of data traffic types/classes based on the analysis of the determined statistical factors for the data traffic session in relation to the plurality of classification variables; and
wherein each of a plurality of subsets of the classification variables reflect boundaries that delineate the plurality of data traffic types/classes over a continuum with respect to a corresponding one of the statistical factors.

US Pat. No. 10,367,740

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING FLOW DETECTION, CONTROLLER AND DETECTION DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for controlling flow detection, the method being applied to a network comprising a first detection device, a second detection device, and multiple switching devices, the first detection device being coupled to a first switching device of the switching devices, the second detection device being coupled to a second switching device of the switching devices, and the method comprising:acquiring, by a controller, at least two flows to be detected by the first detection device and at least one flow to be detected by the second detection device in the network, a first flow being transmitted from a source address to a destination address through the first switching device and the second switching device, and the first flow being comprised in the flows to be detected by the first detection device and being comprised in the flow to be detected by the second detection device;
deleting, by the controller according to a set load balancing policy, the first flow from the flows to be detected by the first detection device such that a difference between a number of flows to be detected by the first detection device and a number of the flows to be detected by the second detection device is less than before the deletion; and
delivering, by the controller, a detection instruction to the first detection device to instruct the first detection device to no longer detect traffic of the first flow that keeps being transmitted from the source address to the destination address through the first switching device and the second switching device, the detection instruction comprising a flow identifier of a flow to be detected by the first detection device after the deletion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,737

ROUTING METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

SITTING MAN, LLC, Raleig...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer instructions that; when executed by one or more processors of a first node in a network where the network further includes a previous node configured to utilize, for forwarding data toward the first node, a previous path segment identifier that identifies one of a particular network interface of the first node or a particular network interface of a particular node that relays the data forwarded by the previous node; cause the first node to:generate a first data structure identifying a mapping of a first path segment identifier to a first network interface that is included in the first node or that is included in a hop including an additional node reachable from the first node, where the first path segment identifier identifies a first path segment that is selected from a plurality of path segments based on at least one of a policy, a metric, or a routing table;
receive an incoming data packet with the data, and with a header including incoming network path information that includes the first path segment identifier as an active identifier in the incoming path information;
identify a second path segment identifier as the active identifier rather than the first path identifier in outgoing network path information for a header of an outgoing data packet, the outgoing data packet including the data; and
forward the outgoing data packet via the first network interface that is identified based on the first path segment identifier utilizing the mapping, wherein the second path segment identifier in the outgoing network path information identifies a second network interface of a different node in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,726

RANDOMIZED VNF HOPPING IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

NETSIA, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A randomized Virtual Network Function (VNF) hopping method implemented in a software defined network (SDN), the SDN comprising a plurality of nodes, each node comprising at least one switch, at least one node further comprising a server hosting a software platform providing at least one virtual network function container, the SDN further comprising at least one controller controlling all switches and at least one orchestrator controlling all virtualized network function containers, the at least one controller and the at least one orchestrator directly communicating with each other, the method as implemented in the at least one controller comprising the steps of:(a) determining at least two feasible forwarding paths for a given packet flow with at least one type of VNF on each of the two feasible forwarding paths, wherein the at least two feasible forwarding paths are determined using the following: (1) a logic within the controller, (2) a network map, (3) a VNF map showing the locations of virtual functions on the network map, and (4) one or more specific instructions applicable for the given packet flow;
(b) ensuring that the at least one type of VNF in (a) is available or that the at least one type of VNF is activated on one node in both the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a);
(c) sending an instruction to the at least one orchestrator to activate/capacitate the at least one type of VNF function on each of the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a) when they are not readily activated or do not have enough storage capacity; and
(d) sending the at least two feasible forwarding paths determined in (a) together as a group flow table for the given packet flow to one or more switches along the at least two feasible forwarding paths, wherein each of the one or more switches configures, within it, a randomization logic describing how and when to switch between the two feasible forwarding paths.

US Pat. No. 10,367,718

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING, BY SDN SWITCH, EXACT FLOW ENTRY, AND SDN SWITCH, CONTROLLER, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for controlling a software defined network (SDN), the method comprising:providing an SDN controller connected to first and second switch devices, the SDN controller being configured to communicate with the first and second switch devices via inband communications;
sending a first control message from the first switch device to the second switch device, the first control message including path information of the first switch device and being carried in a packet corresponding to a protocol used by a reliable connection established between the first switch device and the SDN controller;
generating, by the second switch device, an updated first control message obtained by adding, to the first control message, path information of the second switch device, and sending the updated first control message to the SDN controller;
determining, by the SDN controller, a routing path between the SDN controller and the first switch device in accordance with the path information of the updated first control message; and
sending, from the SDN controller to the first switch device, an exact flow entry according to the routing path.

US Pat. No. 10,367,708

NETWORK CODING AWARE NODES IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

Dell Products LP, Round ...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmitting network coding (NC) and non-NC data in a heterogenous computer network having both NC nodes and non-NC nodes, the method comprising:transmitting data packets for both the NC and non-NC data from a source node to a destination node through one or more intermediate nodes;
maintaining, in each node of the network, a network coding interoperability (NCI) table indicating an NC status of each direct neighbor of the node;
forming a protocol grouping for each direct neighbor link between an NC node and a non-NC node;
transmitting NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream NC node;
transmitting non-NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream non-NC node; and
decoding, using the protocol grouping, NC data bound for a non-NC node in a direct upstream NC node prior to transmission to the non-NC node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,695

METHOD FOR SIMULATING A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfburg ...

1. A method for simulating a communication system having a communication protocol which regulates a communication between at least two transmitter-receivers of the communication system via a common communication channel to only permit a first transmitter-receiver to transmit a data packet when no use of the common communication channel by a second transmitter-receiver is indicated to the first transmitter-receiver, the method comprising:sending a data packet by at least the first transmitter-receiver via the common communication channel even when at least the second transmitter-receiver is using the common communication channel; and
damping the common communication channel above a predefined threshold along a downlink direction with respect to the first transmitter receiver;
wherein a channel detection of the first transmitter receiver cannot detect a data packet transmitted below the predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,367,687

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING SETTINGS OF A MEDIA PLAYBACK DEVICE

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A method for customizing a personal media streaming appliance, the method comprising:receiving, at a media delivery system, a user account identifier associated with a user media streaming account;
receiving, at the media delivery system, an appliance identifier associated with the personal media streaming appliance;
linking the user account identifier with the appliance identifier;
assigning one or more media contexts with settings of the personal media streaming appliance, wherein at least one of the settings is associated with a preset button on the personal media streaming appliance;
receiving, at the media delivery system from the personal media streaming appliance, a preset signal, the preset signal comprising at least a preset button identifier and the user account identifier;
retrieving, at the media delivery system, media content matching a media context assigned to the setting associated with the preset button corresponding to the preset button identifier; and
communicating the media content to the personal media streaming appliance for playback.

US Pat. No. 10,367,678

MECHANISM FOR RAPID NETWORK FAILURE DETECTION FOR FASTER SWITCH-OVER IN SERVER-TO-SERVER APPLICATIONS

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. An information handling system node for monitoring a communication connectivity between applications, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors;
one or more network interfaces communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; and
an agent communicatively coupled to the one or more network interfaces and configured to:
receive, at an agent that monitors communication connectivity, a registration corresponding to each application of a plurality of applications operating on the information handling system node, wherein the registration is received via a proxy terminator responsive to the proxy terminator acting as an intermediary between an application and the agent and is received via an application when a proxy terminator is not acting as an intermediary between the application and the agent;
monitor a liveliness status of a communication session between the agent and a remote agent operating on a remote information handling system node, the communication session being enabled via at least one of the one or more network interfaces; and
responsive to detecting, based on the liveliness status, that a fault exists, notify each application of the plurality of applications registered with the agent that is affected by the fault that the fault exists.

US Pat. No. 10,367,675

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMITTER APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD AND RECEIVER APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission method comprising:applying modulation to a first data signal and a second data signal using any one of a plurality of modulation schemes to generate first mapped symbols and second mapped symbols, the first data signal and the second data signal each including a video signal or an audio signal, the video signal being to be displayed on a monitor of a reception device, and the audio signal being to be output from a speaker of the reception device;
applying phase shift to the first mapped symbols and the second mapped symbols, using a plurality of phase shift coefficients that are regularly switched between a determined number of mapped symbols;
applying insertion of a plurality of pilot symbols to the first mapped symbols and the second mapped symbols;
applying an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol generation process to the first mapped symbols and the second mapped symbols to generate a first OFDM symbol, a second OFDM symbol, a third OFDM symbol, and a fourth OFDM symbol; and
applying transmission from a first transmission branch to the first OFDM symbol at a first frequency and at a first time, and to the third OFDM symbol at the first frequency and at a second time,
applying transmission from a second transmission branch to the second OFDM symbol at the first frequency and at the first time, and to the fourth OFDM symbol at the first frequency and at the second time, wherein
the plurality of phase shift coefficients regularly vary for each first phase amount,
the first OFDM symbol, the second OFDM symbol, the third OFDM symbol, and the fourth OFDM symbol each include the plurality of pilot symbols arranged in a plurality of pilot subcarriers,
the first OFDM symbol includes a first subcarrier, a second subcarrier, and a third subcarrier that are consecutive in a frequency domain,
the second OFDM symbol includes a fourth subcarrier, a fifth subcarrier, and a sixth subcarrier that are consecutive in the frequency domain,
the second subcarrier in the first OFDM symbol and the fifth subcarrier in the second OFDM symbol are part of the plurality of pilot subcarriers at the same frequency and at the first time, respectively,
the plurality of pilot subcarriers of the first OFDM symbol and the plurality of pilot subcarriers of the third OFDM symbol are arranged on different subcarriers, respectively, and
a difference in phase amount between a first symbol arranged in the first subcarrier and a second symbol arranged in the third subcarrier is twice the first phase amount.

US Pat. No. 10,367,658

WIRELESS NETWORK SESSION ESTABLISHMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS UTILIZING A VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORK LABEL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A session establishment method, comprising:acquiring, by an L2 session control functional entity, an infrastructure virtual circuit (IVC) corresponding to a user equipment (UE);
configuring, by the L2 session control functional entity, a virtual local area network (VLAN) label corresponding to the IVC;
sending, by the L2 session control functional entity, the VLAN label corresponding to the IVC to a customer location function set, wherein the customer location function set adds the VLAN label to a packet of the UE; and
notifying, by the L2 session control functional entity, an L2 forwarding functional entity of the VLAN label, wherein the L2 forwarding functional entity forwards, to the IVC, the packet sent by the customer location function set according to the VLAN label contained in the packet,
wherein the L2 session control functional entity and the L2 session forwarding functional entity are deployed on a same access node,
wherein the acquiring the IVC corresponding to the UE comprises receiving, by the L2 session control functional entity, a routing policy returned by a policy control system, wherein the routing policy indicates the IVC and a subscriber identity of the UE, and
wherein the configuring the VLAN label corresponding to the IVC comprises binding, by the L2 session control functional entity, through the routing policy, the UE with the VLAN label of the IVC corresponding to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,367,657

BRIDGE PORT EXTENDER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A bridge port extender comprising:a processor to:
receive an Ethernet frame from a network bridge, wherein the Ethernet frame includes an encapsulated portion and an unencapsulated portion, and
wherein the unencapsulated portion includes an E-tag;
remove the E-tag from the unencapsulated portion to form a modified Ethernet frame; and
transmit the modified Ethernet frame to a client device based on the E-tag,
wherein the encapsulated portion is passable through the bridge port extender without de-encapsulation and re-encapsulation of the encapsulated portion to an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1 AE protocol at the bridge port extender.

US Pat. No. 10,367,647

CERTIFICATE ACQUIRING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A certificate acquiring device, comprising a hardware are processor coupled with a non-transitory storage medium storing executable instructions: wherein the executable instructions, when executed by the hardware processor, cause the certificate acquiring device to:receive a certificate application representation message sent by a newly installed virtual network function component (VNFC) instance, wherein the certificate application representation message comprises a public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for a certificate;
send a certificate request message to a certification authority according to the certificate application representation message, to request the certification authority to issue the certificate to the newly installed VNFC instance, wherein the certificate request message comprises a certificate of a master VNFC instance and the public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for the certificate; and
acquire the certificate issued by the certification authority, wherein the certificate is issued by the certification authority using the public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for the certificate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,640

SHARED SECRET DATA PRODUCTION SYSTEM

SecureRF Corporation, Sh...

1. A method for producing shared secret data between a first device and a second device, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver of the first device, key generation data that is effective to indicate a braid group, a first set of conjugates included in the braid group, a non-singular matrix, and a set of invertible elements among a finite field;
storing, by the receiver of the first device, the key generation data in a memory of the first device;
receiving, by the receiver of a first device, a public key from the second device, wherein the public key is based on a first secret element, a first monoid element, and a first permutation associated with a first expression in a second set of conjugates included in the braid group, wherein the second set of conjugates commutes with the first set of conjugates;
sending, by the receiver of the first device, the public key to an algebraic eraser module of the first device;
retrieving, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a first portion of the key generation data stored in the memory, wherein the first portion of the key generation data indicates a second expression in the first set of conjugates;
generating, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a first ephemeral private key based on:
a second secret element,
the second expression in the first set of conjugates, and
a second permutation associated with the second expression in the first set of conjugates, wherein the first ephemeral private key is based on the second secret element, a second monoid element, and the second permutation;
retrieving, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a second portion of the key generation data stored in the memory, wherein the second portion of the key generation data indicates a third expression in the first set of conjugates;
generating, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a second ephemeral private key based on:
a third secret element,
the third expression in the first set of conjugates, and
the second permutation associated with the third expression in the first set of conjugates, wherein the second ephemeral private key is based on the third secret element, a third monoid element, and the second permutation;
storing, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the first ephemeral private key in the memory of the first device;
storing, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the second ephemeral private key in the memory of the first device;
sending, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the first ephemeral private key to a session key generator of the first device;
sending, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the second ephemeral private key to the session key generator of the first device;
generating, by the session key generator first device, a first element based on the public key from the second device, and based on the first ephemeral private key;
generating, by the session key generator the first device, a second element based on the public key from the second device, and based on the second ephemeral private key, wherein the second element relates to the shared secret data; and
generating, by the session key generator of the first device, a session public key based on the first element, the second secret element, the third secret element, the second monoid element, and the third monoid element, wherein the shared secret data is derivable from the session public key.

US Pat. No. 10,367,627

TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING COMMUNICATION ERRORS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processors configured to:
transmit, via a transceiver, an uplink grant that assigns uplink resources to a subscriber station, the uplink grant comprising one or more fields including a channel quality information (CQI) request bit and a five-bit modulation and coding scheme field;
receive, via the transceiver, content of an uplink transmission in the assigned uplink resources in accordance with the one or more fields of the uplink grant;
determine content of the uplink transmission based on the one or more fields including the CQI request bit and the five-bit modulation and coding scheme field, wherein the determination of the content of the uplink transmission includes to:
determine that the content includes channel quality information based on the CQI request bit; and
in response to a determination that the content includes channel quality information, determine that the content includes a data packet based on whether the five-bit modulation and coding scheme field indicates a particular one of thirty-two (32) values.

US Pat. No. 10,367,619

TRANSMITTER DEVICE, RECEIVER DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A transmitter device, comprising:a processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:
mapping a first signal to a first subframe; and
mapping a second signal to a second subframe, the second subframe having a variable time offset in relation to the first subframe, wherein the variable time offset is less than or equal to a time duration of a subframe, and wherein a start of the second subframe is determined according to a Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) outcome; and
a transceiver, configured to:
transmit the first signal in the first subframe; and
transmit the second signal in the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,367,615

ACCESS POINT AP, STATION STA, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A station (STA), comprising:a transmitter configured to:
send a first request to send (RTX) when the STA obtains at least a first channel by contention; and
send a third RTX when the STA obtains, by listening, a second RTX from a second STA obtaining at least one channel by contention,
wherein the second STA satisfies a set of conditions, and
wherein the set of conditions comprises:
the second STA has buffer data to be transmitted
the second STA is in a same basic service set (BSS) as the STA obtaining the at least first channel by contention, and
a power of a signal received from the STA obtaining the at least first channel by contention is greater than a preset threshold; and
a receiver coupled to the transmitter and configured to receive response information from an access point (AP), and wherein the response information can be used to schedule the STA to transmit data on a specified sub-channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,598

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN OPTICAL SIGNAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device for processing a signal, the device comprising:a polarization module configured to:
receive a multi-wavelength optical input signal comprising a plurality of wavelengths; and
for each wavelength, convert a component of each wavelength having a first polarization mode into a converted component having a second, different, polarization mode; and
processing circuitry configured to:
combine the converted component of each wavelength with a direct component of each wavelength received with the second polarization mode; and
generate a multi-wavelength optical output signal solely having the second polarization mode;
wherein the processing circuitry comprises:
a first optical phase shift module configured to apply a first phase shift to each wavelength of the converted component and/or direct component received from the polarization module; and
a first optical coupler configured to receive the converted component and direct component, at least one of the converted component and direct component being phase shifted by the first phase shift; and
wherein the first optical phase shift module is configured to apply the first phase shift such that the first optical coupler outputs a first and second optical signal of substantially equal power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,595

APPARATUS AND RECEIVER FOR RECEIVING RF ANALOG SIGNALS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for encoding a plurality of received radio frequency (RF) analog signals, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of pseudo-noise (PN) encoders for performing analog signal spreading and down-conversion, each PN encoder being configured to encode a respective received RF analog signal using a respective one of a plurality of mutually orthogonal PN complex codes and to output a respective PN-encoded analog signal; and
a PN complex code source configured to provide the respective mutually orthogonal PN complex codes to the plurality of PN encoders, the PN complex code source including a code generator for generating multiple mutually orthogonal PN codes, and a complex modulator for modulating the mutually orthogonal PN codes to generate the mutually orthogonal PN complex codes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,587

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A frequency allocation method performed by a transmission apparatus, the frequency allocation method comprising:modulating a data signal to be transmitted to a reception apparatus into single or multi-channel baseband modulation signals;
generating respective intermediate frequency (IF) carriers corresponding to the modulation signals;
combining the IF carriers based on a bandwidth of each of the IF carriers and a center frequency spacing between the IF carriers; and
transmitting the combined IF carriers by assigning a center frequency of a first IF carrier of the combined IF carriers based on a total bandwidth of the combined IF carriers and a half of a bandwidth of the first IF carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,585

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-LEVEL BEACON TONE MODULATION OF AN OPTICAL DATA SIGNAL

LGS Innovations LLC, Her...

1. A method comprising:receiving a data signal comprising a first level indicative of an upper end of a power range of the data signal and a second level indicative of a lower end of the power range of the data signal;
modulating the data signal to generate a modulated data signal, wherein the modulated data signal comprises the first level modulated with a first beacon tone and the second level modulated with a second beacon tone, and wherein the second level is modulated in phase with the first level; and
transmitting an optical signal comprising the modulated data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,578

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION APPROACH IN A SHARED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a backlog level of each of a plurality of remote terminals that share a plurality of uplink data channels of an inroute channel group of a wireless data communications system, wherein the backlog level of each terminal reflects an amount of data traffic within the terminal awaiting transmission, and wherein available bandwidth of the of the uplink data channels is allocated to the plurality of terminals via a plurality of bandwidth allocation stages in a respective order of priority;
determining that the backlog level of a one of the remote terminals meets a first threshold level that qualifies the one terminal for an express priority bandwidth allocation stage of the plurality of bandwidth allocation stages, wherein the express priority bandwidth allocation stage is positioned ahead of the other bandwidth allocation stages in the respective order of priority for the allocation of the available bandwidth of the uplink data channels, and wherein the available bandwidth of one or more high throughput channels of the uplink data channels is/are dedicated for the express priority bandwidth allocation stage;
assigning the one terminal to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage based on the determination that the backlog level of the one terminal meets the first threshold, and allocating at least a portion of the available bandwidth of the dedicated one or more high throughput channels to the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage for transmission by the one terminal of its backlog data traffic;
monitoring the backlog level of the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage; and
determining that the backlog level of the one terminal has fallen below a second threshold level that disqualifies the terminal from remaining in the express priority bandwidth allocation stage, and accordingly removing the one terminal from the express priority bandwidth allocation stage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,574

GROUND NETWORK WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:means for generating a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming of transmissions from a set of access nodes to multiple forward user beam coverage areas of the user coverage area via the end-to-end relay, the set of access nodes comprising access nodes of at least one of a plurality of access node clusters, wherein each of the plurality of access node clusters comprises a plurality of access nodes at geographically distributed locations within a corresponding one of a plurality of access node areas;
means for generating, based on multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to a plurality of the user terminals grouped by the multiple forward user beam coverage areas, respective access node-specific forward signals for transmission from the set of access nodes to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay, each of the respective access node-specific forward signals comprising a composite of at least a subset of the forward beam signals weighted by respective forward beamforming weights of the forward beam weight matrix; and
means for transmitting respective forward uplink signals from the set of access nodes based on the respective access node-specific forward signals, wherein the respective forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts between the geographically distributed locations and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,367,573

WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION SETTING METHOD

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A wireless relay device comprising:a relay processor configured to relay setting data, which needs to have wireless devices join into a first wireless network, to a second wireless network assigned with an identifier different from that of the first wireless network, while the relay processor continues to relay data via the first wireless network;
a first advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the first wireless network to the wireless devices, a first advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the first wireless network, the wireless devices having been set with the setting data; and
a second advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the second wireless network to the wireless devices, a second advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the second wireless network, the wireless devices being set with the setting data,
wherein the second advertisement transmitter is configured to transmit the second advertisement to the second wireless network based on a control signal having been transmitted via the first wireless network while the first advertisement transmitter transmits periodically the first advertisement to the first wireless network,
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, in the first wireless network, data indicating a join-request to join into the first wireless network in a case that the data as a response to the first-advertisement indicating the join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the first wireless network, and
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, to the first wireless network, the data indicating another join-request to join into the second wireless network in another case that the data as a response to the second advertisement indicating the other join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,567

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:means for determining a rank for a set of sub-bands;
means for outputting first feedback information regarding the rank;
means for selecting a sub-band precoding matrix for a sub-band that is selected from the set of sub-bands;
means for outputting a sub-band precoding matrix index (“PMI”) regarding the sub-band precoding matrix based on the rank that is determined for the set of the sub-bands; and
means for receiving a data stream transmitted based on the sub-band precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,367,551

PRECODING RESOURCE BLOCK GROUP BUNDLING ENHANCEMENT FOR FULL DIMENSION MULTI-IN-MULTI-OUTPUT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory, machine-readable media having instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause an evolved node B (“eNB”) to:configure a plurality of precoding granularities at a user equipment (“UE”);
determine a precoding granularity from the plurality of precoding granularities based on one or more parameters of a physical downlink shared channel (“PDSCH”) scheduling decision;
transmit an indication of the precoding granularity to the UE; and
transmit a PDSCH using the precoding granularity,
wherein to determine the precoding granularity is to determine one of:
a larger precoding granularity, corresponding to a smaller precoding resource block group (PRG) size, for a downlink control information (DCI) format 1A or 1C transmission; or
a smaller precoding granularity, corresponding to a larger PRG size, for PDSCH scheduling corresponding to a transmission for a single user (SU) or full dimension (FD) multiple input multiple output (MIMO).

US Pat. No. 10,367,546

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR CONCURRENTLY OPERATING OVER A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL SUSCEPTIBLE TO CROSSTALK FROM AT LEAST A SECOND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sckipio Technologies S.I ...

1. A communication system employing a respective plurality of communication channels, said communication channels being susceptible to crosstalk from at least another communication system different from said communication system, said at least other communication system employing a respective plurality of communication channels, said communication system and said at least other communication system exhibiting an overlapping frequency range, said communication system operating in one of overlapping mode and non-overlapping mode, said communication system comprising:at least one transceiver pair, at least a first transceiver of said transceiver pair including:
a first analog front end, receiving a stream of symbols to be transmitted, said first analog front end at least including a programmable gain amplifier; and
a first shaping filter coupled with said first analog front end, an attenuation of said first shaping filter in said overlapping frequency range is higher than an attenuation of said first shaping filter in the non-overlapping frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,367,535

CARTESIAN LOOP CIRCUITS, TRANSMITTERS, DEVICES, AND RELATED METHODS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A Cartesian loop circuit comprising:a reference signal amplifier to provide a baseband reference signal;
a forward path coupled to the reference signal amplifier to receive the baseband reference signal and obtain a forward path signal from the baseband reference signal and a down-mixed feedback signal, the forward path including an up-mixer to up mix the forward path signal to a radio frequency signal;
a feedback path coupled to the forward path to obtain a feedback signal from the radio frequency signal of the forward path, the feedback path including a down-mixer to down mix the feedback signal to a frequency of the baseband reference signal, the feedback path further coupled to the forward path to provide the down-mixed feedback signal to the forward path; and
a controller coupled to the reference signal amplifier and the feedback path, the controller to perform power control at a low power by controlling a gain of the reference signal amplifier and to perform power control at a high power that is higher than the low power by controlling a gain of the down-mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,524

SEMI-DYNAMIC, LOW LATENCY COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a hardware matcher circuit to:
encode a preamble of data into a plurality of tokens, the data to include remainder data, each token to include a symbol and a length of the symbol; and
generate symbol frequency statistics to indicate a number of times the symbol appears within the preamble of data;
a Huffman table generator circuit to generate a Huffman code from the plurality of tokens and the symbol frequency statistics; and
an encoder circuit to compress the remainder data using the Huffman code.

US Pat. No. 10,367,518

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINGLE TEMPERATURE SUBTHRESHOLD FACTOR TRIMMING FOR HYBRID THERMAL SENSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuitry to compare a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) voltage and a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the ADC is to provide a digital code that is representative of a temperature;
a second circuitry to generate temperature independent first and second voltages;
a first switch coupled to a node that is to provide the CTAT voltage; and
a second switch coupled to the second circuitry and to the node providing the CTAT voltage, wherein the second switch is to provide one of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,367,506

DIGITAL CIRCUIT BASED ON A MODIFIED TRISTATE CIRCUIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A tri-state circuit, comprising:a driver circuit that comprises:
a first type of transistor connected in series with a second type of transistor, and
an output terminal that is coupled to a node present at a connection between the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor;
a control circuit that is coupled to the driver circuit through input terminals of the driver circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
supply, based on an input data signal received at an input data rate and a plurality of received clock signals, a first signal and a second signal to the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor of the driver circuit through the input terminals of the driver circuit; and
control a tri-state switching operation of the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor in accordance with the first signal and the second signal such that the input data signal is selected at the output terminal of the driver circuit in at least one state of the tri-state switching operation,
wherein the driver circuit is further configured to generate an output data signal at an output data rate for a load connected to the output terminal such that a difference between the input data rate of the received input data signal and the output data rate of the output data signal is minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,367,505

LOW POWER GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL SHIFTING DRIVER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input signal;
in response to an input signal transition to a first logic level, turning on a first current sink to sink current from first and second control nodes of an output stage to cause a decoupling of the output stage from ground; and
in response to an input signal transition to a second logic level different than the first logic level:
turning on a second current sink to sink current from a third control node of the output stage to thereby turn on a current source to source current to the first control node and the second control node to cause a decoupling of the output stage from a supply node and coupling of the output stage to ground; and
generating through the output stage at an output node an output signal as a function of whether the output stage is decoupled from ground or decoupled from the supply node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,503

CONTROL PANEL FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH CONTROL PANEL

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUST...

1. Control panel for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle and comprising:a trim element having an outer face intended to be oriented in the direction of the passenger compartment and an inner face opposite said outer face, the outer face comprising at least one control area,
a support element having an outer face oriented towards the inner face of the trim element and an inner face opposite its outer face, the support element comprising at least one recess in line with the control area, and
a piezoelectric film extending between the trim element and the support element, the piezoelectric film having an inner face and an outer face,
wherein the piezoelectric film extends across the control area and beyond the control area so that the outer face of the piezoelectric film rests on the inner face of the trim element and the inner face of the piezoelectric film rests on the outer face of the support element around the control area.

US Pat. No. 10,367,501

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a normally-off transistor having a first source, a first drain, and a first gate;
a normally-on transistor having a second source electrically connected to the first drain, a second drain, and a second gate;
a first capacitor having a first end and a second end, the second end electrically connected to the second gate;
a first diode having a first anode electrically connected between the second end and the second gate, and a first cathode;
a gate drive circuit electrically connected to the first gate and the first end; and
a switch having a third end and a fourth end, the third end electrically connected to the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,492

INTERNAL CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUITS

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An internal clock generation circuit comprising:an interpolation clock generation circuit configured to generate an interpolation clock signal from a division clock signal in response to a switching control signal and a current control signal;
a locked clock generation circuit configured to include an oscillator and configured to generate a locked clock signal for generating an internal clock signal from the interpolation clock signal; and
a source voltage generation circuit configured to generate a source voltage supplied to the locked clock generation circuit in response to the interpolation clock signal and the locked clock signal,
wherein a logic level combination of the switching control signal and a logic level combination of the current control signal are set by comparing a phase of the division clock signal with a phase of a feedback clock signal, and
wherein the feedback clock signal is generated by delaying the locked clock signal for a predetermined delay time.

US Pat. No. 10,367,491

DELAY LINE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A delay line circuit comprising:a coarse-tuning arrangement, including first delay units, the coarse-tuning arrangement being configured to coarsely-tune an input signal by transferring the input signal through a selected number of the first delay units and thereby producing a first output signal; and
a fine-tuning arrangement configured to:
receive the first output signal at a beginning of a signal path which includes second delay units;
finely-tune the first output signal along the signal path; and
produce a second output signal at an end of the signal path;
the fine-tuning arrangement including:
a speed control unit which is selectively-connectable to the signal path;
a process-sensing circuit configured to:
make a comparison of a current capacity of a PMOS transistor and a current capacity of a corresponding NMOS transistor; and
generate, based on the comparison, a process-corner signal which is indicative of which one among the PMOS transistor and the corresponding NMOS transistor has a higher current capacity; and
a switching circuit to selectively connect the speed control unit to the signal path based on the process-corner signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,487

QUADRATURE CLOCK DIVIDER WITH 25%/75% DUTY CYCLE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A quadrature clock divider circuit, comprising:a divide-by-2 circuit having at least one undivided clock input signal, the divide-by-2 circuit generating, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one quadrature clock component and at least one inverted quadrature clock component, wherein each of the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component has a 50% duty cycle; and
a resync circuit having as inputs the at least one undivided clock input signal, the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component, the resync circuit using the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component as selectors to generate, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one second quadrature clock component on a first signal path and at least one second inverted quadrature clock component on a second signal path; wherein:
the first signal path and the second signal path comprise respective first and second pluralities of transistors and have a first transistor in common; and
each of the at least one second quadrature clock component and the at least one second inverted quadrature clock component has a second duty cycle percentage other than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,483

JOSEPHSON CURRENT SOURCE SYSTEM

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A Josephson current source system comprising a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an AC input signal, the flux-shuttle loop comprising a plurality of stages each comprising at least one Josephson junction, the plurality of stages being spaced about the flux shuttle loop, wherein each of a plurality of pairs of the plurality of stages are configured to concurrently trigger in a sequence via the respective at least one Josephson junction in response to the AC input signal and to provide a respective pair of single-flux quantum (SFQ) pulses that move sequentially and continuously through each stage of the plurality of stages around the flux-shuttle loop via each of the at least one Josephson junction of each of the respective stages that results in a DC output current being provided through an output inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,471

RESONATOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A resonator package comprising:a lower electrode disposed on a first surface of a piezoelectric layer, an insulating layer being disposed on a second surface of the piezoelectric layer, and the lower electrode having at least two portions with different thicknesses;
a dielectric layer disposed on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode provided on the dielectric layer and insulated from the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,470

WAFER-LEVEL-PACKAGED BAW DEVICES WITH SURFACE MOUNT CONNECTION STRUCTURES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric layer with an opening;
a bottom electrode over a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer;
a bottom electrode lead over the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer and extending from the bottom electrode, wherein a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer;
a top electrode over a top surface of the piezoelectric layer, wherein:
the top surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer; and
an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap;
a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) enclosure comprising a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the top surface of the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity, wherein the top electrode resides in the cavity and the opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity; and
a surface mount connection structure that covers a first portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,468

MULTIPLEXER, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer which is provided on a mounting substrate,the multiplexer comprising:
an antenna terminal; and
a plurality of bandpass filters that are commonly connected to the antenna terminal and have different pass bands; wherein
the plurality of bandpass filters include first and second bandpass filters including first and second piezoelectric substrates and at least one bandpass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters, and the first and second bandpass filters define a duplexer;
the first bandpass filter includes a first multilayer body in which the first piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a first support substrate including a first high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the first piezoelectric substrate, and a first IDT electrode is laminated on the first piezoelectric substrate;
the second bandpass filter includes a second multilayer body in which the second piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a second support substrate including a second high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the second piezoelectric substrate, and a second IDT electrode is laminated on the second piezoelectric substrate;
the first bandpass filter and the second bandpass filter are different components on the mounting substrate; and
a configuration of the first multilayer body and a configuration of the second multilayer body are different from each other such that frequency ranges of high-order mode spurious radiation which is generated in the first and second bandpass filters and a pass band of the band pass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters among the plurality of bandpass filters are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,464

DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A digital synthesizer comprising:a ramp generator configured to generate a signal of frequency control words, FCW, that describes a desired frequency modulated continuous wave;
a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO configured to receive the FCW signal;
a feedback loop; and
a phase comparator coupled to the ramp generator and configured to compare a phase of the FCW output from the ramp generator and a signal fed back from the DCO via the feedback loop and output a N-bit oscillator control signal;
wherein the digital synthesizer comprises a gain circuit coupled to a multiplier located between the ramp generator and the DCO and configured to:
apply at least one gain from a plurality of selectable gains to the N-bit oscillator control signal that set a selectable loop gain of the digital synthesizer and thereby set a selectable loop bandwidth;
calculate and apply a first gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from high bandwidth to low bandwidth operation; and
calculate and apply a second gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from low bandwidth to high bandwidth operation, and
wherein the ramp generator is configured to provide a gain selector signal to the gain circuit to select the at least one gain from the plurality of selectable gains.

US Pat. No. 10,367,463

VARIABLE GAIN DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A distributed amplifier system comprising first stage traveling wave amplifier (TWA) circuitry controllable to provide one of a first set of discrete gain settings, the first stage TWA circuitry comprising:a first input transmission line;
a first output transmission line; and
a first plurality of amplifiers coupled antiparallel between the first input transmission line and the first output transmission line, wherein the first set of discrete gain settings has approximately constant logarithmic spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,453

BODY TIE OPTIMIZATION FOR STACKED TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A circuital arrangement comprising:a transistor stack configured to operate as a radio frequency (RF) amplifier, the transistor stack comprising a plurality of stacked transistors comprising an input transistor for receiving an input RF signal to the amplifier, and an output transistor for outputting an output RF signal that is an amplified version of the input RF signal; the transistor stack configured to operate between a supply voltage coupled to the output transistor and a reference voltage coupled to the input transistor,
wherein at least one transistor of the plurality of stacked transistors is a four-terminal transistor, and remaining transistors of the plurality of stacked transistors are three-terminal transistors, and
wherein the at least one transistor comprises the input transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,451

TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR BASED ON DIGITAL CIRCUIT

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A temperature-compensated crystal oscillator based on digital circuit, comprising:a VCXO for generating a signal with desired frequency;
a compensation network for generating a desired compensation voltage based on a compensation voltage value and sending the desired compensation voltage to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency;
wherein further comprising a power divider, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor;
where the power divider divides the signal with desired frequency signal into two signals: one is used as the output of the TCXO and the other is sent to the analog-to-digital converter;
the analog-to-digital converter converts the signal with desired frequency into a corresponding frequency value with binary form, and sends the corresponding frequency value to the microprocessor;
a binary coding table, in which a plurality of frequency values and their respective corresponding compensation voltage values are filled is stored in the microprocessor, the microprocessor finds a compensation voltage value in the binary coding table according to the frequency value sent by the analog-to-digital converter, and sends it to the compensation network; and
wherein the compensation network comprises a digital-to-analog converter, a signal conditioning circuit and a filter, the digital-to-analog converter converts the compensation voltage value into a corresponding analog voltage signal, and the signal conditioning circuit modulates the analog voltage signal to generate a compensation voltage Vc(T), the filter filters the compensation voltage Vc(T), and sends the compensation voltage Vc(T) to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,442

TRANSPORTABLE HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

HCI Energy, LLC, Lake Qu...

1. A transportable power supply system comprising:a container enclosing an interior space;
wherein said container interior space is configured to contain a selected plurality of power sources;
a deployable solar array assembly comprising a plurality of solar panels, half of said plurality of solar panels being affixed to an upper structural frame thereby comprising a top array, and another half of said plurality of solar panels being affixed to a lower structural frame thereby comprising a bottom array;
said solar array assembly mounted on tracks within said container interior space;
a panel affixed to said container, said panel configured to move relative to said container, thereby providing an opening in said container;
a scissor lift assembly comprising two arms pinned at a central point, wherein a first end of each of said two arms is connected to said solar array assembly and a second end of each of said two arms engages internal structural elements of said container interior space;
said scissor lift assembly configured to move said solar array between a first, stored position within said container and a second, exposed position exterior from said container along said tracks, whereby said solar array passes through said opening;
an upper actuator arm configured to move said top array from a first, generally horizontal orientation to a second, deployed orientation;
a lower actuator arm configured to move said bottom array from a first, generally horizontal orientation to a second, deployed orientation; and
wherein said deployed orientations of said top array and said bottom array are configured based upon receiving optimum solar exposure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,434

HARVESTING ENERGY FROM FLUID FLOW

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An elastic bluff body, comprising:an elastic mount with a central axis;
a cylindrical bluff body with a central axis, the bluff body fixedly attached to the elastic mount, the central axis of the elastic mount and the central axis of the bluff body being aligned, the bluff body being configured to generate vortex shedding when the elastic mount orients the bluff body in a flow-line traverse to a fluid flow and vibrates linearly in response to the vortex shedding; and
a harvester located within the bluff body aligned with the central axis of the bluff body, the harvester configured to generate power above a specified threshold in response to the vibration, wherein the harvester comprises a piezoelectric harvester or a magnetostrictive harvester, wherein the harvester comprises a cantilever beam configured to oscillate linearly in response to the vortex shedding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,433

POWER GENERATING APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power generating apparatus comprising:a power generating element that generates power when a load is applied thereto;
a lever mechanism that includes a support point and a projection that faces the power generating element, wherein the lever mechanism pivots about the support point when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element;
a first magnetic body disposed on the lever mechanism that pivots integrally with the lever mechanism about the support point; and
a second magnetic body disposed on the power generating apparatus to face the first magnetic body and having magnetic characteristics to attract the first magnetic body,
wherein, when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element, the projection applies the load to the power generating element such that the power generating element generates the power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,421

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRID-CONNECTED CONVERTER SYNCHRONIZATION FAULT PREVENTION WITH RECOVERY

Emirates Steel Industries...

1. A method of controlling a power converter coupled to one of a motor drive inverter and a grid-tie inverter within an electric grid, the method comprising:operating the power converter in a first PLL control mode that establishes a state of synchronization with the electric grid;
detecting, by a dip detector circuit, a grid disturbance voltage dip event;
switching from the first PLL control mode to a second PLL control mode of operation of the power converter; and
reverting to operation in the first PLL control mode upon re-establishing the state of synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,367,418

POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter comprising:an inductor coupled between a switching terminal and an output terminal of the power converter,
a high side switching element coupled between an input terminal of the power converter and the switching terminal,
a low side switching element coupled between the switching terminal and a reference terminal, and
a feedback circuit comprising:
a latched comparator unit configured to compare a ramp signal with an error signal, wherein the error signal is based on a difference between a reference voltage and an output voltage at the output terminal of the power converter;
wherein the latched comparator unit is configured to generate, based on the comparison of the ramp signal and the error signal, a first binary output signal, and the power converter is configured to control the switching of the low side switching element or the high side switching element based on said first binary output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,410

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING POWER SYSTEM ELEMENT PARAMETERS AND POWER CORRECTION FACTOR

Yushan Hao, Hebei (CN)

1. A method for identifying an element parameter and a power correction factor of an electric power system, wherein the method is performed by a processor configured with instructions and comprises the following steps:S1: inputting, by the processor configured with the instructions, an active power telemetering steady state value P, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Q, and a voltage telemetering steady state value Û of a power grid with n elements, comprising:
if n=1, inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pc, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qc, and a voltage telemetering state value Ûc corresponding to the element;
if n>1, inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pc, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qc, and a voltage telemetering steady state value Ûc corresponding to each element, and inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pi and a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qi injected to a power grid node, where i=1, 2, . . . , N, and N is the number of the power grid nodes;
S2: establishing, by the processor configured with the instructions, a power correction equation P+jQ=P+jQ+G(?,P,Q) for a telemetering power, where G(?,P,Q) is a power correction function regarding P and Q, ? is a power correction factor, P is an active power telemetering correction value and Q is a reactive power telemetering correction value;
S3: establishing, by the processor configured with the instructions, a power voltage equation F(Y,P,Q,Û)=0, where Y is an admittance matrix related to said n elements; if n=1, said power voltage equation comprises a power voltage equation of an element; if n>1, said power voltage equation comprises a power voltage equation of an element and a power voltage equation of the power grid node;
S4: setting, by the processor configured with the instructions, F(Y,P,Q,Û)=?, J=?T·?, where ?T is a transposed vector of ?; establishing simultaneous equations with P+jQ=P+jQ+G(?,P,Q), minimizing J and determining Y and ?;
S5: restoring, by the processor configured with the instructions, element parameters including resistance R, reactance X and susceptance B from Y;
S6: outputting, by the processor configured with the instructions, the element parameters R,X,B and the power correction factor ?.

US Pat. No. 10,367,387

RING MAGNET ROTOR OF MOTOR WITH COATING MATERIAL

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A rotor of a motor comprising:a shaft;
a resin coupled to the shaft; and
a ferrite magnet including a through hole and coupled to the resin,
wherein the resin covers an inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, an upper surface of the ferrite magnet and a lower surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the ferrite magnet includes a plurality of magnet fixing recesses which are disposed on the upper surface of the ferrite magnet and coupled to the resin,
wherein each of the plurality of magnet fixing recesses includes a bottom surface and a side surface, the bottom surface extending perpendicularly from a first end at the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet in a direction away from the shaft to a second end, and the side surface extending from the second end of the bottom surface to the upper surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the plurality of magnet fixing recesses widens from the second end of the bottom surface toward the upper surface,
wherein the shaft includes a shaft fixing recess continuously formed in an outer circumferential surface of the shaft, the shaft fixing recess in a bonding surface in contact with the resin, wherein the shaft fixing recess is aligned with the bottom surface of one of the magnet fixing recesses in the direction perpendicular to the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the resin completely fills a space between the shaft fixing recess and the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, wherein a thickness of the resin provided between the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet and the shaft fixing recess is the same in a radial direction of the shaft, and
wherein a linear distance from a radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outer circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet is greater than a linear distance from the radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outmost end of the side surface of the magnet fixing recess in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,371

INTELLIGENT CHARGING SYSTEM AND INTELLIGENT CHARGING METHOD

AVER INFORMATION INC., N...

1. An intelligent charging system, comprising:a first switching element which is turned on or off based on a first control signal, wherein the first control signal comprises a first control parameter, and a time point at which the first control signal is transmitted is set according to the first control parameter;
a phase detecting device configured to determine an allowable phase time interval of a phase of a power source;
a current detecting device connected to the first switching element, wherein the current detecting device is configured to detect a first turned on time point when the first switching element is turned on; and
a control circuitry connected to the phase detecting device and the current detecting device, wherein the control circuitry is configured to determine whether the first turned on time point is within the allowable phase time interval, and if the first turned on time point is not within the allowable phase time interval, the control circuitry recalculates the first control parameter of the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,370

WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION BOARD AND WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A board provided for wireless charging and communication, comprising:a first polymeric film;
a first adhesive layer provided on the first polymeric film;
a plurality of soft magnetic layers provided on the first adhesive layer;
a second polymeric film provided on the plurality of soft magnetic layers; and
a coil pattern provided on one surface of one of the first polymeric film and the second polymeric film and including a wireless charging coil and a near field communication coil,
wherein:
the plurality of soft magnetic layers includes one or more of an amorphous alloy, a crystalline alloy, an amorphous alloy ribbon, a nanocrystalline ribbon, or a silicon steel plate including iron (Fe),
the first polymer film includes a first extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
the second polymer film includes a second extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
a portion of an upper surface of the first extending portion and a portion of a lower surface of the second extending portion are connected to each other in a connected area,
the connected area is spaced apart from a side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers, and
the connected area includes an area that extends further outward than the side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,354

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOLT-AMPERE REACTIVE CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

Dominion Energy, Inc., R...

1. A method of controlling an electric power transmission and distribution grid having a plurality of nodes, each node having a substation configured to supply electric power from a supply point upstream of the plurality of nodes to a plurality of user locations, the method comprising:receiving from a plurality of sensors measurement data based on a sensed component of the power, wherein each sensor is located at a respective one of a plurality of distribution locations on the distribution grid at or between the supply point and at least one of the plurality of user locations; receiving the measurement data from the plurality of sensors;
determining a system power factor at the supply point and a location power factor at each of a plurality of distribution locations; generating an energy delivery parameter based on the system power factor to optimize or adjust the system power factor and thus also the system volt-amperes reactive (VAR);
operating in one of a plurality of different operating modes based on the determined system power factor;
determining the operating mode between a plurality of lagging operating modes, a plurality of leading operating modes, and a target operating mode based on the determined system power factor;
adjusting at least one VAR adjusting device configured to add or subtract VARs to the electric power transmission and distribution grid in response to the energy delivery parameter; and
at least one of the following:
(a) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is an emergency lag target close VARs;
(b) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is an emergency lead target open VARs;
(c) determining the system mode of operation is lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and less than a predetermined lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is a lag target close VARs;
(d) determining the system mode of operation is lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is greater than the predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and less than a predetermined leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is a lead target open VARs; and
(e) determining the system mode of operation is target mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined leading power factor set point or leading and greater than a predetermined leading power factor set point and further comprising determining a target mode close VARs if the determined system power factor is lagging and determining a target mode open VARs if the determined system power factor is leading.

US Pat. No. 10,367,348

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL HAVING PROTECTION FROM A SHORT-CIRCUITED CURRENT SENSING RESISTOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A control apparatus of a switch-mode power supply, comprising:a driving controller, configured to collect an output voltage signal of a feedback winding of the switch-mode power supply, and to generate a driving signal for driving a switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply to turn on or off according to the output voltage signal; and
a short-circuit protection module, configured to detect a voltage across a current sensing resistor of the switch-mode power supply, to generate a short-circuit protection signal when the switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply is turned on and the voltage across the current sensing resistor is less than a predetermined value within a predetermined period, and to output the short-circuit protection signal to the driving controller, the short circuit protection module comprising:
a short-circuit signal generation unit, configured to collect the voltage across the current sensing resistor and to generate a short-circuit signal;
a delay signal generation unit, configured to generate a delay signal according to a logic control signal synchronous with the driving signal;
a control unit, connected to the short-circuit signal generation unit and the delay signal generation unit respectively, and configured to generate the short-circuit protection signal according to the short-circuit signal and the delay signal,
wherein the control unit comprises: a first logic circuit with a first input receiving the short-circuit signal and a second input receiving the delay signal generation unit, a second logic circuit receiving an output from the first logic circuit and an enable signal, an output of the second logic circuit configured to produce the short circuit protection signal;
wherein the first logic circuit is a NOR gate and the second logic circuit is an AND gate; and
wherein the driving controller is further configured to control the switching transistor to turn off according to the short-circuit protection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,346

ELECTRIC LEAKAGE PROTECTION DEVICE AND FEED CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feed control device to be used to form power supply paths from an external power supply to a battery included in an electric vehicle and to control supply of power to the battery, the feed control device comprising:a main circuit including the pair of power supply paths;
a contact device interposed in the main circuit;
a controller opening and closing the contact device,
an electric leakage protection device; and
a signal receiver configured to receive a signal transmitted from the electric vehicle, wherein,
the electric leakage protection device, comprises:
an electric leakage detector configured to output an electric leakage detection signal, when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value;
an electric leakage protector configured to open a contact device interposed in the main circuit, when receiving the electric leakage detection signal; and
a self leakage generator including a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component and a first switch component electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component and a second switch component electrically connected in series with each other,
the first short circuit and the second short circuit being electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths constituting the main circuit, and
the controller being configured to control the self leakage generator and configured to instruct the self leakage generator to cause self leakage when receiving the signal by the signal receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,343

RIGID-COLLISION-FREE TRANSMISSION LINE SPACER CLAMP CONNECTION STRUCTURE

1. A rigid-collision-free transmission line spacer clamp connection structure, comprising:a spacer frame;
a plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets wherein each of the rotating joint rubber gaskets is a circular rubber plate, an upper surface of the circular rubber plate being provided symmetrically with two bosses, the shape of the sides of the bosses close to a rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole being matched with that of an arc-shaped projection on a connecting rod; and edges of the connecting rod at two sides of the connecting rod mounting hole project radially outwards along a connecting rod mounting hole to form arc-shaped projections; and
a plurality of spacer connecting clamps, the spacer frame being uniformly provided with a plurality of rotating joint slots, each of which is rotationally connected with one of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps therein wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided symmetrically with two limiting blocks therein, and the lower parts of the bosses are symmetrically provided with two limiting grooves matched with the limiting blocks;
wherein each of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps comprises the connecting rod and a clip, the clip being arranged at a front end of the connecting rod, the clip being provided with an elastic material at the inner side, the elastic material being clamped to the clip, the connecting rod being provided with the connecting rod mounting hole at a rear end; and
wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided with one of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets and a spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft therein, each of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets being provided with the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole at the center, the spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft penetrating through the connecting rod mounting hole and the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,367,339

SNAG MITIGATING CABLE TRACK APPARATUS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for connecting components that move relative to each other, the apparatus comprising:a cable track comprising a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side;
two or more spacers comprising:
respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track;
respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends;
respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends; and
respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces; and
two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers, wherein the two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers,
wherein the cable track is configured to flex such that a spacer of the two or more spacers contacts a pin of the two or more pins that is attached to another spacer of the two or more spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,338

WIRE COMPRESSION CONNECTOR

1. A compression connector comprising: a. a bifurcated connector body having a continuous inner surface and an outer surface; b. a first wire cradle and a second wire cradle, the first wire cradle having a first cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a first wire, the second wire cradle having a second cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a second wire; c. a first terminal end and a second terminal end, the first terminal end and the second terminal end being at opposing ends of the compression connector and positioned between the inner surface and the outer surface, a portion of the inner surface adjacent to the first terminal end defining at least a portion of the first wire cradle and another portion of inner surface adjacent to the second terminal end defining at least a portion of the second wire cradle, wherein the first terminal end comprises a first pair of terminal ends separated by a first slot, and wherein the second terminal end comprises a second pair of terminal ends separated by a second slot, wherein each terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends and the second pair of terminal ends are positioned and structured to, upon an act of compression of the compression connector, individually be displaced into direct abutment with an opposing terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends or the second pair of terminal ends close a conductor opening and constrict a size of both the first wire cradle and the second wire cradle such that the first wire in the first wire cradle and the second wire in the second wire cradle are displaced into direct contact with each other, and wherein the bifurcated connector body is structured for the first wire cradle opening to be in direct fluid communication with the second wire cradle opening both prior to and after the act of compression such that the first wire is in direct contact with the second wire after the act of compression, wherein the inner surface has a ridge having a width extending in a direction perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the compression connector and the ridge is located between the first slot and the second slot: wherein each of the first slot and the second slot terminate adjacent to opposing sides of the ridge, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,335

SPARK PLUG AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:a center electrode;
a metal shell that holds therein the center electrode insulatedly; and
a ground electrode that includes an electrode base having a facing surface facing the center electrode and a tip containing a noble metal and arranged on the facing surface of the electrode base, the electrode base being joined at a first end portion thereof to the metal shell,
wherein the electrode base has: an opposite surface located opposite the facing surface; an end surface connecting the opposite surface and the facing surface at a second end portion of the electrode base opposite the first end portion; and a pair of side surfaces continuing to the end surface via sides of the second end portion and connecting the facing surface and the opposite surface,
wherein the tip has: a top surface facing the center electrode; and a bottom surface located opposite the top surface and joined to the electrode base with a weld zone formed therebetween,
wherein the weld zone has: a back region exposed at the opposite surface of the electrode base; a joint region at which the tip is joined; and a connection region connecting the joint region and the back region in a thickness direction of the electrode base without being exposed at the side surfaces of the electrode base, and
wherein, in a cross section of the ground electrode taken through the side surfaces of the electrode base along a plane passing through a center of the top surface and a center of the bottom surface of the tip, a maximum width of the connection region in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the electrode base is larger than a width of the back region, and a value of a width of the top surface of the tip being divided by a width of the facing surface of the electrode base is greater than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,367,332

EDGE EMITTING LASER LIGHT SOURCE AND 3D IMAGE OBTAINING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An edge emitting laser light source comprising:a substrate;
an active layer disposed on the substrate;
a wavelength selection section comprising grating regions configured to select wavelengths of light emitted from the active layer, and
a gain section configured to resonate the light having the selected wavelengths in a direction parallel with the active layer,
wherein the grating regions comprise a first grating region and a second grating region which are arranged in a first direction,
wherein the first grating region comprises a plurality of first lands that are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the second grating region comprises a plurality of second lands that are arranged in the second direction, and
wherein an interval between the plurality of first lands in the first grating region is different from an interval between the plurality of second lands in the second grating region, and the plurality of first lands in the first grating region are disposed to be in direct contact with the plurality of second lands in the second grating region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,328

PULSE LASER DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A pulse laser device with a ring laser resonator, the pulse laser device comprising:a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber having a light input end and a light output end and configured to guide a first linearly polarized light with a first phase along a fast axis of the PM fiber from the light input end and a second linearly polarized light with a second phase along a slow axis of the PM fiber from the input end;
a first quarter waveplate disposed at the light output end of the PM fiber and configured to convert the first and the second linearly polarized lights into left-handed and right-handed (or right-handed and left-handed) circularly polarized lights, respectively; and
an optical isolator configured to unidirectionally transmit a laser pulse in the ring laser resonator,
wherein the PM fiber has at least one 90 degrees cross splicing position to eliminate delay between the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light, and wherein the PM fiber, the first quarter waveplate, and the optical isolator are on a light path of the ring laser resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,312

CONNECTOR FOR A COAXIAL CABLE

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable, the coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, a dielectric surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the dielectric, and a jacket surrounding the outer conductor, the coaxial cable connector comprising:a body having a forward end and a rearward end, wherein an internal surface extends between the forward end and the rearward end, the internal surface defining a longitudinal opening, and wherein the body comprises a cable receiving area proximal the rearward end and a jacket stop proximal the forward end;
a post positioned in the body proximal the forward end of the body, wherein the post comprises a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween, and wherein the bore comprises an inner surface and opens toward the rearward end of the body at the second end of the post;
an insulator movably disposed in the bore of the post, wherein the insulator comprises an outer surface in contact with the post, a through-passage, and a movement limiter to limit movement of the insulator in the post;
a gripping member disposed within the longitudinal opening of the body proximal the rearward end of the body, wherein the gripping member is axially movable in the body, and wherein the gripping member provides a gripping action as the gripping member axially moves toward the forward end of the body; and
a coupling member attached to the body at the forward end of the body
wherein the movement limited comprises at least one projection extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the insulator and wherein the post comprises a groove in the inner surface of the bore, and wherein the at least one projection locates in the groove to limit movement of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,311

PLUG CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH COMPENSATION CRIMP

1. A plug connector arrangement comprising a plug connector and a cable connected thereto with at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, wherein an axial end section of the outer conductor is connected electrically with a sleeve section of an outer conductor housing of the plug connector surrounding the axial end section of the outer conductor, said plug connector arrangement including a crimp point with a radial constriction of the sleeve section which is arranged, in a longitudinal direction of the cable between the axial end section of the outer conductor and an axial end of the inner conductor, wherein a depth of the radial constriction is such that an inner diameter of the sleeve section at the crimp point substantially corresponds to an outer diameter of the outer conductor of the cable, wherein the crimp point has a non-rotationally symmetrical crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,367,310

CONNECTOR, MATCHED CONNECTOR AND CONNECTING ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics Technolo...

1. A connector, comprising:a body comprising a terminal fixing portion which is provided with a plurality of terminal accommodating cavities in a penetrating mode;
connecting terminals accommodated in the terminal accommodating cavities, wherein the connecting terminals extend out of the terminal accommodating cavities in an extension direction from the front end of the terminal fixing portion; and
separators arranged on the body and positioned between the adjacent terminal accommodating cavities, wherein the separators extend reversely in the extension direction of the terminal accommodating cavities to separate the connecting terminals on two sides of each separator;
wherein lengths of the connecting terminals extending out of the terminal accommodating cavities are smaller than extension lengths of the adjacent separators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,308

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE FOR TRANSMITTING HIGH SPEED SIGNAL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical receptacle for being mounted onto a host board and electrically connecting with a mating electrical circuit board along a front-to-back direction, comprising:an insulative housing; and
a row of first terminals, a row of second terminals, a row of third terminals, and a row of fourth terminals arranged along a vertical direction and mounted in the insulative housing, the first terminals and the fourth terminals forming a first mating port, the second terminals and the third terminals forming a second mating port, the first mating port forwardly extending beyond the second mating port;
wherein the row of first terminals align with the row of second terminals along an up-to-down direction, the row of third terminals align with the row of fourth terminals along the up-to-down direction, the first terminals and the second terminals are offset in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction and the front-to-back direction from the third terminals and the fourth terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,306

COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR WITH WIRES

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A communication connector having opposite first and second lateral sides, comprising:first terminals connected respectively to first wires and two pairs of second terminals connected respectively to two pairs of second wires, the wires forming first and second wire rows with a first of the pairs of second wires being in the first row and with a second of the pairs of second wires being in the second row;
a housing for accommodating the terminals; and
a conductive wire holding member for holding relative positions of the first of the pairs of the second wires on the first side of the connector and in the first wire row and for holding relative positions of the second of the pairs of the second wires on the second side of the connector and in the second wire row so that the first and second pairs of the second wires are laterally offset from one another;
the wire holding member being composed of first and second dividing members that are assembled with one another, the wire holding member being configured to surround each of the second wires with the dividing members assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,367,304

PLUG CONNECTION AND SET OF PLUG CONNECTIONS

1. A plug connection, comprising a plug connector with a first coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern and an insertion location with a second coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern complementary to said coding pattern, wherein the plug connector can be inserted, in an insertion direction (S), into the insertion location as far as a coupling position, if the first coding element and the second coding element assume a predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is held on the plug connector so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) running parallel to the insertion direction (S) and/or the second coding element is held on the insertion location so as to be rotatable around the axis of rotation (A), and having a self-alignment mechanism such that, when plugging in the plug connector, the first coding element and the second coding element are automatically rotated into the predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is a ring element with two, three or more radially projecting projections, spaced apart from one another at a predefined angle in a circumferential direction, and that the second coding element is a sleeve part with two, three or more guide grooves formed in an inner wall of the sleeve part and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction at said predefined angle, and wherein n guide grooves are formed in the sleeve part where n>1, such that the guide grooves, at their front end, cover a circumferential angular range of approximately 360%, the groove walls of adjacent guide grooves being directly adjacent to one another at their front end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,301

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a connector body;
a lever having a base end rotatably supported on the connector body and a rotating portion for rotational operation formed on a tip portion thereof;
a finger contact surface disposed on an outer surface of the rotating portion, a separation finger placing portion projecting from the outer surface of the rotating portion in a direction opposite the base end of the lever and, and at least one through hole formed in the finger contact surface;
a resilient lock piece cantilevered integrally from a surface of the connector body and configured to lock the lever in a rotation restricted state by being locked to the lever; and
an unlocking portion formed integrally on the resilient lock piece and configured to press the resilient lock piece in a direction separating from the lever, the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole in the finger contact surface and exposed on the outer surface of the lever with the resilient lock piece and the lever locked to each other, wherein
the finger contact surface and separation finger placing portion are configured so that a finger brought into contact with the finger contact surface and the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole contacts the separation finger placing portion to disengage the resilient lock piece and rotate the lever into an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,299

PLUG CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNLOCKING APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A LATCH

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A plug connector assembly comprising:an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, the latch apparatus having a latching portion;
a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body;
an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperating with the latch apparatus; wherein
the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and an operating portion connected to the actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is driven by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus to move the latching portion;
the unlocking assembly comprises a pivot shaft to pivotally fix the actuator on the insulative body, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is rotated relative to the pivot shaft; and
the actuator is punched by a metal plate and has a z-shaped section in the front-to-back direction, and the actuator comprises a vertical section, a horizontal section extending forwards from a top end of the vertical section, and a connection section extending rearwards from a bottom end of the vertical section.

US Pat. No. 10,367,297

INTEGRATED SECURING GUIDE PIN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:one or more first electrical contact elements and an integrated securing guide pin, wherein the integrated securing guide pin includes a guiding member that guides the integrated securing guide pin into a receiving channel of a guiding connection module, and a securing member that securely connects to a securing surface of the guiding connection module, wherein the guiding member extends forward from the securing member, wherein the securing member includes a plurality of securing segments separated by one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,295

CLAMPING MECHANISM FOR INDUSTRIAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE

MOXA INC., New Taipei (T...

1. A clamping mechanism for an industrial input/output device, comprising:a shell member, comprising a sliding track disposed at a top side thereof and a mechanism assembly receiving space formed at a rear side thereof, and the sliding track comprising a first sliding track end and a second sliding track end;
an operating link comprising a pivot pin, a rod sliding slot, a first operating part and a second operating part, and slidably and rotatably disposed on the sliding track through the pivot pin, wherein the first operating part and the second operating part are exposed out of the shell member, and the rod sliding slot comprises a first sliding slot end and a second sliding slot end;
a first clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first driving part, an elastic element mounting part, a first clamping part and a second driving part, and wherein the first driving part is disposed in the rod sliding slot and slidable relative to the rod sliding slot, and a part of the first clamping part is exposed out of the shell member;
an elastic element secured in the mechanism assembly receiving space through the elastic element mounting part;
a rotary rod pivotally disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first rotary driving part and a second rotary driving part, wherein the second driving part is assembled with the first rotary driving part; and
a second clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a third driving part and a second clamping part, wherein the third driving part is assembled with the second rotary driving part, and a part of the second clamping part is exposed out of the shell member.

US Pat. No. 10,367,286

TRANSCEIVER MODULE WITH FLEX CIRCUIT

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A transceiver assembly for transmitting and receiving electrical signals comprising:a transceiver housing having a first end having a pluggable connector and an opposite second end having a passage in communication with a printed circuit board mounted in the housing,
a peripheral connector having a housing for enclosing a printed circuit board and a first end and an opposite second end, the second end having a receptacle opening for receiving a plug, the receptacle including one of an RJ-45 receptacle, an MPO receptacle and an LC receptacle,
a flex circuit disposed between the first end of the peripheral connector and the second end of the transceiver housing, the peripheral connector capable of being displaced with respect to the transceiver housing via the flex circuit, the flex circuit capable of deflection along an X-axis and Y-axis; and
the housing having an anti-deflection member for restricting deflection of the flex circuit along the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,285

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. A flexible circuit board connector adapted for inserting a flexible printed circuit board into the flexible circuit board connector, two opposite sides of a rear of the flexible printed circuit board opening two gaps, respectively, the flexible circuit board connector comprising:an insulating housing, a middle of a front surface of the insulating housing being recessed rearward to form an inserting groove, the insulating housing opening an opening penetrating through a middle of a top surface, a top of the front surface and a top of a rear surface of the insulating housing, two opposite sides of the insulating housing opening two receiving slots penetrated through the top surface of the insulating housing and communicated with the inserting groove, the two receiving slots being communicated with the inserting groove;
a plurality of conductive terminals assembled to the insulating housing;
an elastic module assembled in the opening, the elastic module including a pivoting rod, and at least one torsion spring pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod, the pivoting rod being assembled in the opening, a middle of the at least one torsion spring being pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod; and
a locking board being accommodated in the opening of the insulating housing and covering a top of the elastic module, so the at least one torsion spring of the elastic module being clamped between the insulating housing and the locking board to make the at least one torsion spring generate a precompression, the locking board being pivotally mounted to the pivoting rod, the locking board having a base board, two opposite sides of the base board extending downward to form two side boards, bottom edges of the two side boards protruding downward to form two locking hooks, the two side boards being received in the two receiving slots and projecting downward into the inserting groove;
wherein one end of the at least one torsion spring elastically abuts against a front of a bottom surface of the locking board, the other end of the at least one torsion spring is disposed under a rear of the bottom surface of the locking board, the flexible printed circuit board is inserted rearward into the inserting groove, with the flexible printed circuit board being inserted rearward into the inserting groove, the flexible printed circuit board abuts against the two locking hooks, the flexible printed circuit board pushes rearward against front surfaces of the two locking hooks to make the locking board rotate, after the flexible printed circuit board slips away from the two locking hooks, the two locking hooks project into the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board, respectively, and when the flexible printed circuit board moves frontward, the two locking hooks are capable of abutting against rear inner walls of the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board respectively for blocking the flexible printed circuit board from moving frontward, so that the flexible printed circuit board is locked in the inserting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,367,281

VEHICLE CAMERA WITH CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for a vision system of a vehicle, said camera comprising:a camera housing comprising a front housing portion and a rear housing portion;
wherein said front housing portion houses a lens and an imager;
wherein said front housing portion has a circuit board attached thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion has an outer side and an inner side that is separated from the outer side by a wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein said rear housing portion comprises a rigid one-piece coaxial connecting element that extends through the wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein a first portion of said coaxial connecting element extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and a second portion of said coaxial connecting element extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said coaxial connecting element comprises (i) a first coaxial cable connector at a first end of said first portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and (ii) a second coaxial cable connector at a second end of said second portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said circuit board has a third coaxial cable connector established thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion mates with said front housing portion to encase said circuit board in a cavity of said camera housing;
wherein, as said rear housing portion is mated with said front housing portion, said second coaxial cable connector engages said third coaxial cable connector to electrically connect said coaxial connecting element with circuitry at said circuit board; and
wherein said first coaxial cable connector is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of the vehicle when said camera is disposed at the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,280

WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN BYPASS ROUTING ASSEMBLIES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board connector assembly for connecting to a chip package, comprising:a cable including a pair of signal conductors and a ground wire;
a connector housing supporting a pair of signal terminals, each signal terminal having a contact portion and a termination portion and a body portion extending therebetween, the connector housing having a mating end, the termination portions being enclosed in the connector housing and the contact portions being disposed exterior of the connector housing and spaced apart from the connector housing mating end;
a ground member supported by the connector housing and extending along at least a portion of the terminal body portions, the ground member including a termination portion for connecting to the ground wire and electrically connected to a ground contact portion, the ground contact portion extending from the connector housing such, and
the signal contact portions and the ground contact portions including arcuate contact surfaces at distal ends such that when the connector housing is pressed toward a mating surface of a circuit board, pairs of the terminal contact portions move transversely along the circuit board common mating surface transversely to the connector housing longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,279

PUSHER PIN HAVING A NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PORTION

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A pusher pin comprising:a first plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end;
a second plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end, the second plunger member movable relative to the first plunger member, the exposed second ends of the first and second plunger members defining a length of the pusher pin; and
a spring disposed between the first ends of the first and second plunger members, the spring biasing the exposed second end of the first plunger member away from the exposed second end of the second plunger member, wherein an electrically insulative path is defined between the exposed second end of the first plunger member and the exposed second end of the second plunger member through the pusher pin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,270

VEHICLE WIRE HARNESS

Intelligent Technologies ...

1. An electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices, comprising:an electrical bus comprising a plurality of elongate wires;
a plurality of connector assemblies situated at different locations along said wires, each of said connector assemblies including
a splice housing defining an inlet for said wires and an outlet for said wires and said wires passing from said inlet to said outlet through said splice housing without being interrupted or terminated in said splice housing,
at least one electrically conductive unit arranged in said splice housing, each of said at least one electrically conductive unit having a first portion in contact with a respective one of said wires and a second portion exposed to an exterior of said splice housing, and
a connector attached to said splice housing and electrically connected to said second exposed portion of said at least one electrically conductive unit,
a respective electrical conduit attached at one end region to each connector of said connector assemblies; and
a respective cluster control unit attached to an opposite end region of each of said electrical conduits, each of said cluster control units being electrically coupled to a plurality of the vehicular devices which are assigned unique identification codes,
each cluster control unit including a microprocessor that determines whether signals on said bus are directed to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit by recognizing an identification code including in the signals and assigned to one of the vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit, and
said microprocessor only directing signals from said bus to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit in which said microprocessor is included when said microprocessor determines that signals on said bus are directed to that one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit,
whereby at least one of power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source connected to said bus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,269

COMBINED ANTENNA APERTURES ALLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ANTENNA FUNCTIONALITY

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna sub-arrays of surface scattering antenna elements; and
a controller coupled to control each of the antenna sub-arrays by providing voltages to the surface scattering antenna elements of the sub-arrays to operate the antenna sub-arrays independently and simultaneously at different frequencies, the voltages to tune the surface scattering antenna elements to provide a desired scattering at a given frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,266

MULTI-ANTENNA COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A multi-antenna communication device, comprising:a grounding conductor plane separating along a normal direction thereof a first side space and a second side space opposite to the first side space and including a first edge; and
a four-antenna array located at the first edge and having an overall maximum array length extending along the first edge, the four-antenna array including:
a first antenna located in the first side space including a first feeding conductor line, a first grounding conductor line, and a first radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a first signal source via the first feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the first grounding conductor line, forming a first loop path and generating at least one first resonant mode, the first radiating conductor portion having a first projection line segment at the first edge;
a second antenna located in the first side space including a second feeding conductor line, a second grounding conductor line, and a second radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a second signal source via the second feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the second grounding conductor line, forming a second loop path and generating at least one second resonant mode, the second radiating conductor portion having a second projection line segment at the first edge;
a third antenna located in the second side space including a third feeding conductor line, a third grounding conductor line, and a third radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a third signal source via the third feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the third grounding conductor line, forming a third loop path and generating at least one third resonant mode, the third radiating conductor portion having a third projection line segment at the first edge; and
a fourth antenna located in the second side space including a fourth feeding conductor line, a fourth grounding conductor line, and a fourth radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a fourth signal source via the fourth feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the fourth grounding conductor line, forming a fourth loop path and generating at least one fourth resonant mode, the fourth radiating conductor portion having a fourth projection line segment on the first edge,
wherein the first projection line segment and the third projection line segment are partially overlapped, the second projection line segment and the fourth projection line segment are partially overlapped, the first, second, third, and fourth resonant modes cover at least one identical first communication band, and the overall maximum array length of the four-antenna array along the first edge is between 0.25 wavelength and 0.49 wavelength of a lowest operating frequency of the first communication band.

US Pat. No. 10,367,261

BASE STATION ANTENNAS WITH REMOTELY RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONIC DOWNTILT CONTROL PATHS AND RELATED METHODS OF RECONFIGURING SUCH ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of configuring a base station antenna, the method, comprising:using an Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) 2.0 command to transmit reconfiguration data to a controller of the antenna from a remote location; and
reconfiguring connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,255

COLLIMATED TRANSVERSE ELECTRIC MODE CAVITY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna assembly defining an upper cavity with an aperture, the antenna assembly further defining a lower cavity coupled to the upper cavity via a channel along a linear edge of the antenna assembly, wherein the antenna assembly comprises a reflective element within the lower cavity having a concave parabolic contour; and
an array assembly positioned in the aperture and comprising an array of passive elements;
wherein the reflective element transforms a divergent radio frequency (RF) beam directed toward the concave parabolic contour within the lower cavity into a collimated RF beam propagating within the lower cavity and into the upper cavity via the channel; and
wherein the array of passive elements radiates a transmitted RF beam from the aperture in response to the collimated RF beam in the upper cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,253

WIDEBAND BOWTIE ANTENNA INCLUDING PASSIVE MIXER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A passive difference-frequency tag comprising:a first antenna on a substrate, the first antenna having a first frequency band, the first antenna having a first shape of a first bowtie with first rounded end caps and first ends opposed to each other;
a second antenna on the substrate inside the first antenna, the second antenna having a second frequency band higher than the first antenna frequency band, the second antenna having a second shape of a second bowtie with second rounded end caps and second ends opposed to each other, and wherein a combination of the first antenna and the second antenna forms a plurality of multi-band antennas with a shared axis of symmetry; and
a diode assembly on the substrate, and connected to the first ends of the first antenna and to the second ends of the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,250

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing forming an appearance of the electronic device; and
an antenna radiator disposed in an internal space formed by the housing,
wherein an opening is formed in the housing and is spaced a distance apart from a position corresponding to the antenna radiator,
wherein the opening comprises:
a first portion configured to:
align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in a thickness direction; and
a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to:
form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in the thickness direction,
wherein at least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member, and
wherein at least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.

US Pat. No. 10,367,242

IMMERSIBLE GASEOUS OXIDANT CATHODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL SYSTEM

NANTENERGY, INC., Scotts...

1. An oxidant reduction electrode module for immersion into an ionically conductive medium of an electrochemical cell, the oxidant reduction electrode module comprising:a housing configured to define a gaseous oxidant receiving space therein;
an oxidant reduction electrode having an oxidant facing side and an ionically conductive medium facing side, the oxidant reduction electrode mounted to said housing such that the oxidant reduction electrode defines a boundary wall for the gaseous oxidant receiving space, with the oxidant facing side facing inwardly to the gaseous oxidant receiving space and the ionically conductive medium facing side facing outwardly for exposure to the ionically conductive medium;
a gaseous oxidant inlet and a gaseous oxidant outlet coupled by a gaseous oxidant channel extending through the gaseous oxidant receiving space; and
one or more support members positioned within the gaseous oxidant receiving space, configured to prevent deformation of the oxidant reduction electrode into the gaseous oxidant receiving space when the oxidant reduction electrode is immersed into the ionically conductive medium, and direct a flow of gaseous oxidant within the gaseous oxidant channel from the gaseous oxidant inlet to the gaseous oxidant outlet; and
wherein an oxidant is allowed into the gaseous oxidant receiving space via the gaseous oxidant inlet, the oxidant reduction electrode being configured to absorb the gaseous oxidant via the oxidant facing side and reduce the gaseous oxidant during discharge of the electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,241

RECEIVING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A receiving device for receiving at least one energy storage component, said receiving device comprising:at least one receiving part, which delimits at least regions of a receiving space; and
a coolant channel structure formed in the surface of the receiving part at least in regions of the surface, said coolant channel structure comprising at least one coolant channel extending meander-shaped in a symmetrical arrangement such that coolant flows through the at least one coolant channel in opposite directions, and communicating with at least one coolant inlet and with at least one coolant outlet both arranged at a centered position relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one receiving part,
wherein the receiving device and the at least one receiving part share a common base area with a trough-shape, said trough-shape formed by borders which protrude perpendicularly from the base area of the receiving part such that the base area and borders define a volume of the receiving space delimited by the receiving part, wherein the borders are separate from the coolant channel structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,240

BATTERY MODULE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and arranged in a right and left direction;
a plurality of cartridges configured to accommodate the pouch-type secondary batteries in an inner space thereof and stacked in a right and left direction;
a cooling plate made of a thermally-conductive material and disposed at a lower portion of the cartridges so that the cartridges are placed thereon, the cooling plate having an upper surface which is at least partially adhered and fixed to the cartridges by means of an adhesive; and
a plurality of cooling fins, each cooling fin being disposed to contact a surface of a respective secondary battery, and each cooling fin having a lower end contacting the cooling plate at a respective contacting surface,
wherein the plurality of cooling fins includes two adjacent cooling fins that abut against one another with the lower ends of the two adjacent cooling fins forming a shape that corresponds to a shape of the cooling plate at the entirety of the respective contacting surface and that corresponds to a shape of a lower portion of the cartridges, each cartridge being located between a respective battery and an entirety of the lower end of the respective cooling fin,
wherein the cooling plate has a convex portion formed at an upper surface thereof in an upper direction, and
wherein each cartridge has a concave portion formed at the lower portion thereof that has a shape corresponding to the convex portion of the cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,236

ANODE, CELL, AND METHOD OF STABILIZING AN ANODE FOR USE IN A LITHIUM ION ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

OneD Material LLC, Palo ...

1. A method for conditioning an anode electrode in an electrochemical cell, the method comprising:providing an electrochemical cell comprising a silicon-comprising anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte, and at least one micro-reference electrode, wherein the cathode electrode over anode electrode capacity ratio is between 1 and 1.3;
conditioning the anode electrode in the electrochemical cell in a half cell mode by passing a current between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode while controlling the potential between the anode electrode and the at least one micro-reference electrode to avoid Li plating until the anode electrode reaches a stabilized state; and
switching the electrochemical cell to a regular full cell mode and applying a CC-CV charging/CC discharging protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,367,233

BIOMEDICAL ENERGIZATION ELEMENTS WITH POLYMER ELECTROLYTES AND CAVITY STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a battery comprising:obtaining a cathode collector film, wherein the cathode contact film comprises titanium;
coating the cathode collector film with a carbon coating;
obtaining a first laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer comprises a first body and at least a first release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the body;
cutting a hole in the first laminate layer;
adhering the cathode collector film with the carbon coating to the first laminate layer, wherein the hole in the first laminate layer and the cathode collector film with carbon coating create a first cavity;
depositing a transition metal oxide slurry into the first cavity and upon the carbon coating;
drying the transition metal oxide deposit;
obtaining a second laminate layer, wherein the second laminate layer comprises a second body and at least a second release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the second body;
cutting a hole in the second laminate layer;
adhering a metal foil to the second laminate layer, wherein the hole in the second laminate layer and the metal foil create a second cavity;
depositing a polymer electrolyte comprising ionic constituents into the second cavity;
drying the polymer electrolyte;
laminating the first laminate layer to the second laminate layer, wherein the first cavity and the second cavity align at least in a respective portion and the polymer electrolyte and the transition metal oxide deposit are laminated together;
cutting material from the laminate layers in a region peripheral to the first cavity and the second cavity;
encapsulating the metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, cathode collector, first laminate layer and second laminate layer in a biocompatible encapsulating film; and
singulating a battery element from the encapsulated metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, and cathode collector in a biocompatible encapsulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,367,229

PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUNDS, ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS INCLUDING A PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUND, AND ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES INCLUDING SAME

Battelle Energy Alliance,...

1. A phosphoranimine compound comprising a cationic portion bonded to a nitrogen atom of the phosphoranimine compound, a phosphorus atom bonded to the nitrogen atom, pendant groups bonded to the phosphorus atom, and a counterion, the cationic portion comprising an imidazolinium group, an imidazolium group, a phosphonium group, an ammonium group, a sulfonium group, a triazolium group, a thiazolium group, a pyridium group, a pyridinium group, an isoquinolinium group, a pyrrolidinium group, a pyrrolium group, a piperidinium group, or a pyrazolium group.

US Pat. No. 10,367,222

MATERIALS FOR FLOW BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE AND METHODS OF USING

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A catholyte mixture comprising:a mediator having a first redox potential;
an cathode material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential; and
a cation, wherein:
the cathode material is in a form comprising a solid particulate,
the cathode material has a first condition comprising a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the cathode material,
the cathode material has a second condition comprising a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the cathode material is substantially free of the cation,
the mediator has a first condition comprising a third oxidation state and a second condition comprising a fourth oxidation state that is higher than the third oxidation state,
the cathode material is capable of being reversibly cycled between the first condition of the cathode material and the second condition of the cathode material, and
the mediator is capable of being reversibly cycled between its first condition and its second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,216

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLY IN FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle, comprising steps of:storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio, which is obtained by dividing a minimum cell voltage by an average cell voltage, reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio;
monitoring the cell voltage ratio;
setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio;
connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio; and
outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current when the output current of the fuel cell reaches a predetermined range of the limited output current that is set as the pre-limited current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,215

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE AUXILIARY BUS VOLTAGE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a plurality of fuel cells and a plurality of auxiliary components located in at least one cabinet, comprising:monitoring, by a control unit, a parameter of the fuel cell system;
determining whether the parameter has violated a threshold;
in response to determining that the parameter has violated the threshold, varying an auxiliary bus voltage by a first amount, a common auxiliary bus connected to each of the auxiliary components such that each of the auxiliary components experiences the variation in auxiliary bus voltage, the auxiliary components including a fan and at least one of an electronic circuit, a glow plug, a blower, a thawing heater, a pump or a valve;
determining whether the auxiliary bus voltage has reached a voltage limit, the voltage limit preventing overloading of one of the auxiliary components; and
varying the auxiliary bus voltage to the plurality of auxiliary components by a second amount in response to determining that the auxiliary bus voltage has not reached the voltage limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,214

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity, the fuel cell system comprising:a high pressure tank that stores the anode gas in a high pressure, the anode gas being supplied to the fuel cell;
an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank;
an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell;
an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve; and
a controller programmed to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system, wherein
the controller is programmed to control the anode pressure control valve and then close the anode pressure control valve after the controller closes the anode gas valve such that a first pipe pressure becomes less than a predetermined pressure before the fuel cell system is stopped, the first pipe pressure being a pressure inside a first pipe between the anode gas valve and the anode pressure control valve in the anode gas supply passage,
the controller is programmed to open the anode pressure control valve at an activation of the fuel cell system, and
the predetermined pressure is smaller than a pressure that degrades a durability of the fuel cell at the activation of the fuel cell system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,212

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system for supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power according to a load, comprising:a supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell;
a pressure control valve provided in the supply passage, the pressure control valve being configured to adjust a pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a discharge passage configured to discharge the anode gas from the fuel cell;
an ejector provided in the supply passage, the ejector being configured to suck the anode gas discharged to the discharge passage and circulate the anode gas to the fuel cell using the anode gas supplied from the pressure control valve; and
a controller configured to control the pressure control valve such that the pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell via the ejector is larger than a predetermined pressure to pulsate the pressure of the anode gas.

US Pat. No. 10,367,211

METHOD FOR MANAGING ION FILTER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for monitoring an ion filter of a fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure between ends of the ion filter by using pressure sensors disposed at respective ends of the ion filter;
calculating a change of the differential pressure according to a coolant flow at the ion filter; and
determining leakage of an ion resin of the ion filter or a replacement time of a cartridge having the ion resin therein using the differential pressure or the change of the differential pressure,
wherein the step of measuring the differential pressure includes measuring a difference between a pressure of a coolant inflow end and a pressure of a coolant output end of the ion filter,
wherein the step of determining includes:
determining whether the ion resin is leaked by comparing the change of the differential pressure with a predetermined decrease ratio of the differential pressure; and
determining the replacement time by comparing the differential pressure with a differential pressure according to predetermined mapping data of an operation speed of a coolant pump and the coolant flow at the ion filter, and
wherein the method further comprises a step of, before the step of measuring the differential pressure, setting a value of the differential pressure according to the predetermined mapping data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,207

FUEL CELL STACK INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF FUEL CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A fuel cell stack, comprising:a plurality of fuel cells in which a fuel electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an air electrode are sequentially laminated;
an interconnector that electrically connects the fuel cells which are adjacent to each other; and
an interconnector connecting layer that is interposed directly between the air electrode and the interconnector,
wherein the interconnector connecting layer is formed from a material, which is expressed by a composition formula of (La1-x-ySrxCay)zMnO3-A ppm SiO2-D ppm MgO (provided that, 0

US Pat. No. 10,367,201

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING A POLYMERIC SINGLE-ION CONDUCTOR COATING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

8. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a positive electrode; and
a negative electrode consisting essentially of:
a metal substrate selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, and zinc; and
a polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed on a surface of the metal substrate, the polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed of a polymeric metal salt having a polymeric backbone and pendent metal salt groups attached to the polymeric backbone;
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating faces the positive electrode and the polymeric backbone is selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, polyimide, and co-polymers thereof, and the pendent metal salt groups are attached directly to one of the polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, and polyimide, and
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating has a comb-like structure where the polymeric backbone extends across the surface and the pendent metal salt groups are attached to the polymeric backbone so as to extend outward and away from the surface at a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,198

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising: an alloy consisting of Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than or equal to 52% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 10% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass, V in a range of greater than or equal to 20% by mass and less than or equal to 63% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,189

ANODE-FREE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An assembled rechargeable cell comprising:in a state having charge,
a. an anode current collector,
b. a cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. a separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode,
d. a liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture, wherein the salt or salt mixture comprises lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI), lithium hexafluoroarsenate (LiAsF6), lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiCF3SO3), lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI), lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), lithium difluoro(oxalato)borate (LiDFOB), lithium perchlorate (LiClO4), lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF4), or a mixture thereof, wherein the solvent is an ether or solvent mixture which comprises 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), diglyme, triglyme, tetraglyme, diethyl ether, 1,3-dioxolane, 1,4-dioxane, tetrahydrofuran, 2,5-dimethyltetrahydrofuran, ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate, vinylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, vinyl ethylene carbonate, trimethyl phosphate, triethyl phosphate, triphenyl phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphite, dimethyl sulfone, ethyl methyl sulfone, sulfolane, sulfoxide, acetonitrile, propionitrile, butyronitrile, or a mixture thereof, wherein the concentration of the lithium cation in the electrolyte is between 3-8 M, wherein the separator is infused with the electrolyte including the salt or salt mixture dissolved in the solvent, and wherein the salt or salt mixture and the solvent or solvent mixture are selected to provide the assembled rechargeable cell with an average Coulombic Efficiency of at least 99% after the first ten cycles, and
e. an in situ-formed anode on a surface of the anode current collector facing the separator; and
in an uncharged state,
a. the anode current collector, wherein the assembled rechargeable cell does not comprise an anode in the uncharged state,
b. the cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. the separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode, and
d. the liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,367,183

ASSEMBLED BATTERY

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An assembled battery comprising:a case which retains a plurality of single batteries arranged side by side and each provided with a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal on one surface;
an insulation cover which covers one surface side of the plurality of single batteries retained in the case;
a bus bar which electrically connects the terminals adjacent to each other of the plurality of single batteries and is exposed from the insulation cover; and
a circuit board which is fixed to the case via a gap provided above the insulation cover, wherein
an elastic contact member is attached to a back surface of the circuit board facing the insulation cover, the elastic contact member being disposed in the gap between the circuit board and the insulation cover and being in pressure contact with the bus bar, and
a support member is provided on the insulation cover or the bus bar so as to be in contact with a front surface of the circuit board on an opposite side of the back surface of the circuit board to support the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,175

MULTICAVITY BATTERY MODULE

Bosch Bettery Systems LLC...

1. A battery module, the battery module including a battery module housing and an electrochemical cell disposed in the battery module housing,the battery module housing including
a first exterior wail comprising a first sheet of a first flexible laminate material,
a second exterior wall comprising a second sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the second exterior wall, together with the first exterior wall, defining an interior space therebetween, and
at least one interior wall that segregates the interior space into at least two cavities, the at least one interior wall comprising a third sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the third sheet being disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet in a stacked arrangement of the first sheet, the second sheet and the third sheet, wherein
the electrochemical cell is disposed in one of the at least two cavities, the electrochemical cell comprising a cell housing that is formed of a second flexible laminate material, and an electrode assembly that is disposed inside the cell housing, and
a peripheral edge of the first exterior wall, a peripheral edge of the second exterior wall, and a peripheral edge of the at least one interior wall are joined together at a single, common seal joint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,166

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DAM WITH PLATE-SHAPED FILLERS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate;
an emitting diode on the first substrate;
a second substrate on the emitting diode; and
a dam between the first substrate and the second substrate and surrounding the emitting diode, the dam including a resin and plate-shaped fillers,
wherein the plate-shaped fillers are arranged to be non-parallel to a surface of the first substrate, and
wherein the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at one side of the display device are arranged in a first direction, and the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at an opposite side of the display device is arranged in a second direction that is non-parallel to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,159

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode layer;
an organic light-emitting layer disposed on a surface of the first electrode layer, wherein the organic light-emitting layer includes a light-emitting area and a non-light-emitting area, the light-emitting area corresponding to a region where a plurality of pixel units are disposed, and the non-light-emitting area corresponding to a pixel defining region among the pixel units; and
a second electrode layer disposed on a surface of the organic light-emitting layer away from the first electrode layer, wherein the second electrode layer includes a plurality of grid-shaped electrodes or a plurality of strip-shaped electrodes, and the grid-shaped electrodes or the strip-shaped electrodes are correspondingly disposed on a surface of the non-light-emitting area, and do not have any portion disposed on a surface of the light-emitting area, such that light emitted from the light-emitting area passes through the second electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,135

METHOD OF FABRICATING A BASE PLATE FOR PIEZO ACTUATION

INTRI-PLEX TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method of fabricating a base plate for a head suspension assembly that prevents interlocking of multiple base plates when packaged together and adds structural integrity during shipping, the method comprising:providing a plate;
creating at least one opening through the plate, the plate including a first spanning portion that extends from a first side of the at least one opening to a second side of the at least one opening;
lancing the first spanning portion adjacent the first side and adjacent the second side, so that the first spanning portion becomes removable by a reduced shear force where lanced;
leaving the first spanning portion in place;
packaging base plates with the first spanning portion in place for shipping to a destination; and
removing the first spanning portion from each base plate upon receipt at the destination.

US Pat. No. 10,367,130

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, AND DOPANT COMPOSITION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing a dopant composition-nanomaterial composite, the method comprising the steps of:(a) putting a dopant composition in contact with a nanomaterial in a solvent; and
(b) drying a mixture obtained in the step (a) so as to remove the solvent,
wherein the dopant composition is a composition for changing a Seebeck coefficient of the nanomaterial,
wherein the dopant composition contains an anion and a cation,
wherein the anion is at least one selected from the group consisting of hydroxy ions, alkoxy ions, SH?, CH3S?, C2H5S?, cyanide ions, and carboxy ions,
wherein the cation is
an onium ion represented by formula (I):

where Y is a nitrogen atom or a phosphorus atom; and R1 through R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 16 carbon atom(s), or
an onium ion having, as a skeleton, oxonium, sulfonium, fluoronium, chloronium, carbocation, iminium, diazenium, nitronium, nitrilium, diazonium, nitrosonium, imidazolium, or pyridinium, and
wherein the dopant composition-nanomaterial composite obtained in the step (b) contains both the anion and the cation, and the anion and the cation are dissociated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,367,126

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRON...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a base including insulating parts and at least two metal blocks;
at least two light-emitting diode (LED) chips over the base; wherein each LED chip is configured over one of the at least two metal blocks that is associated with the each LED chip;
a water-soluble paste between the each LED chip and the associated metal block configured to fix the each LED chip and to conduct heat; and
a packaging glue covering the each LED chip;
wherein:
a bottom of the each LED chip, the water-soluble paste, and the associated metal block form an all-metal thermal conducting path;
a lower surface of the associated metal block is larger than an upper surface of the associated metal block to facilitate heat dissipation;
the upper surface of the associated metal block is larger than the bottom of the each LED chip and the water-soluble paste such that the entire bottom of the each LED is configured to dissipate heat to the upper surface of the associated metal block;
the upper and lower surfaces of the associated metal block are flat to reduce a package size; and
a side of the each LED chip distal from the base has a first electrode and a second electrode; neither of the first and second electrodes is directly connected to the associated metal block, but instead one of the first and second electrodes is connected by wiring to a neighboring metal block, over which another light-emitting element is configured, thereby increasing wire bonding space.

US Pat. No. 10,367,118

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting diode, comprising:an active layer;
an upper semiconductor stack on the active layer and comprising a window layer; and
a lower semiconductor stack below the active layer and comprising multiple semiconductor layers which combined have a thickness smaller than or equal to 1 ?m,
wherein the multiple semiconductor layers comprise a confining layer below the active layer, a cladding layer below the confining layer, a buffer layer below the cladding layer and a lower contact layer below the cladding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,111

APD FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS WITH BACKSIDE VIAS

ARGO AI, LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. An article comprising a plurality of avalanche photodiodes (APDs), each APD comprising:a substrate layer having a first surface proximal to a back side of the APD and a second surface, wherein, in operation, input light is received at the first surface of the substrate layer and propagates toward the second surface thereof;
a buffer layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the buffer layer abuts the second surface of the substrate layer;
active device layers, one surface of which abuts the second surface of the buffer layer; and
a via extending from the first surface of the substrate layer and passing at least partially through the substrate layer towards the second surface thereof extending, at most, to the first surface of the buffer layer, wherein the via is offset from the active device layers and does not deliver light to an active region of the active device layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,100

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATI...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor element provided with a stacked diode structure, the method comprising,stacking a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer having electron affinity lower than that of the first semiconductor layer, and a third n-type semiconductor layer in consecutive order from an anode side to a cathode side,
wherein the first semiconductor layer is an n-type semiconductor,
wherein the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer have a heterojunction;
detecting a rectified output current by inputting a predetermined THz frequency range signal between an anode and a cathode of the semiconductor element; and
adjusting the barrier height ?Bn generated between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer at a level of 10 meV by adjusting a doping concentration of the first semiconductor layer so that the output current is maximized from among a plurality of output currents.

US Pat. No. 10,367,091

SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING ELEMENT

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A switching element comprising:a semiconductor substrate on an upper surface of which a trench is provided;
a gate insulation layer covering an inner surface of the trench; and
a gate electrode arranged in the trench and insulated from the semiconductor substrate by the gate insulation layer;
wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises:
a first conductivity type first semiconductor region being in contact with the gate insulation layer;
a second conductivity type body region being in contact with the gate insulation layer on a lower side of the first semiconductor region;
a second conductivity type bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer at a bottom surface of the trench; and
a first conductivity type second semiconductor region extending from a position being in contact with a lower surface of the body region to a position being in contact with a lower surface of the bottom region, being in contact with the gate insulation layer on a lower side of the body region, and separated from the first semiconductor region by the body region;
the bottom region comprises:
a first bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer in a first range of the bottom surface that is positioned at an end in a long direction of the trench, and extending from the bottom surface to a first position lower than the bottom surface; and
a second bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer in a second range of the bottom surface that is adjacent to the first range, and extending from the bottom surface to a second position lower than the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,088

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A nitride semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a nucleation layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate;
a doped nitride semiconductor layer disposed on the nucleation layer;
a doped first buffer layer disposed on the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is doped by a dopant comprising carbon (C), iron (Fe), or a combination thereof;
a channel layer disposed on the doped first buffer layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is disposed between the doped nitride semiconductor layer and the channel layer;
a barrier layer disposed on the channel layer;
a first electrode disposed on the barrier layer;
a second electrode electrically connected to the doped nitride semiconductor layer; and
a doped region disposed at least in a portion of the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped region is extended from below the first electrode to be partially overlapped with the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,086

LATERAL FIN STATIC INDUCTION TRANSISTOR

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A transistor comprising:source and drain regions disposed on a substrate;
a semi conductive fin disposed on the substrate between the source and drain regions;
a gate structure and a dielectric layer associated with the fin, the fin having at least one face covered by the gate structure and dielectric layer, the dielectric layer electrically insulating the gate structure from the fin; wherein
the source and drain regions comprise diamond doped with a P-type dopant, and
the semi conductive fin comprises diamond doped with a P-type dopant, wherein the P-type dopant concentration of the semi conductive fin is less than the P-type dopant concentration of the source and drain regions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,085

IGBT WITH WAVED FLOATING P-WELL ELECTRON INJECTION

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicag...

12. A semiconductor device comprising:a P type collector layer;
an N? type drift layer disposed over the P type collector layer;
a P type body region that extends into the N? type drift layer;
an N+ type emitter region, wherein the N+ type emitter region extends into the P type body region from an upper semiconductor surface;
a floating P type well region that extends into the semiconductor device from the upper semiconductor surface and that is laterally separated from the P type body region, wherein the floating P type well region has a concentric thinner portion between concentric thicker portions;
a floating N+ type well region that extends into the floating P type well region from the upper semiconductor surface;
a gate that extends over a channel, wherein the channel extends from the N+ type emitter region and to the floating N+ type well region, wherein in a device on state electrons flow from the N+ type emitter region, through the channel, into the floating N+ type well region, to the thinner portion and then down into the N? type drift layer;
a first metal terminal coupled to the P type body region and to the N+ type emitter region;
a second metal terminal coupled to the gate; and
a third metal terminal coupled to the P type collector layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,082

SECONDARY CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SECONDARY CELL

Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Mi...

1. A method for manufacturing a secondary cell having a plurality of cell-sheets that are connected in parallel, comprising steps of:preparing cell-sheets each having a plurality of unit cells layered and connected in parallel after preparing sheet-shaped unit cells each having a structure in which a first electrode layer, a metal oxide semiconductor layer, a charging layer, and a second electrode layer are layered;
forming a collective cell by connecting cell-sheets in parallel;
measuring a capacity of the collective cell; and connecting at least one of a unit cell for capacity adjustment and a cell-sheet for capacity adjustment to the collective cell in parallel when the capacity is smaller than a specification value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,081

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor, comprisingsequentially depositing a buffer layer and a shielding layer on a substrate, where the buffer layer is a hydrogenated buffer layer;
forming an indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) layer on and covering the shielding layer, where the IGZO layer comprises a first portion on a top side of the shielding layer and at least a second portion adjoining the first portion;
processing the IGZO layer by annealing, where the buffer layer's hydrogen is diffused into the second portion, the second portion becomes doped IGZO and has a conductor property, and the first portion maintains a semiconductor property; and
forming a source and a drain, where the source and drain contact the second portion of the IGZO layer;
wherein the step of forming the source and drain comprises the sub-steps of;
sequentially forming a dielectric layer, a gate layer, and a middle layer on the annealed IGZO layer;
forming a via that runs through the dielectric layer and the middle layer, and connects the second portion; and
forming the source and the drain by depositing a metal on the middle layer and in the via.

US Pat. No. 10,367,047

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

9. A display device, comprising:a display region above a first substrate, wherein the display region includes:
a plurality of a pixels;
a transistor arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
a light emitting element arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
an interlayer insulating layer above the transistor; and
a planarization film made of an organic insulation material above the interlayer insulating layer, and
a terminal region above the first substrate in a periphery region, wherein the terminal region includes:
a plurality of terminals, each of which includes a first conductive layer and a transparent conductive layer, above the interlayer insulating layer, wherein the transparent conductive layer is provided directly above the first conductive layer;
the planarization film arranged in a side part of the first conductive layer;
an inorganic insulating layer covering an upper surface of the planarization film, an upper surface of an end part of the transparent conductive layer, and an end part of the first conductive layer;
a first conductive particle being directly above one of the plurality of terminals, wherein a bottom portion of the first conductive particle is in contact with the one of the plurality of terminals;
a second conductive particle directly above the inorganic insulating layer and the planarization film, wherein a bottom portion of the second conductive particle is in contact with the one of inorganic insulating layer;
a terminal electrode directly above the first conductive particle, wherein a bottom portion of the terminal electrode is in contact with the first conductive particle; and
a thermosetting resin arranged between the one of the plurality of terminals and the first conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the second conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the terminal electrode, and between the first conductive particle and the second conductive particle, wherein the thermosetting resin is in contact with a whole upper surface of the second conductive particle,
wherein
the planarization film covers a side portion of the first conductive layer,
a part of an upper surface of the first conductive layer is exposed from the inorganic insulating layer, and
the upper surface of the planarization film is lower than the upper surface of the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,044

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Dispiay Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting display apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
a first electrode on the substrate;
a pixel defining layer on the substrate, the pixel defining layer including an opening exposing a portion of the first electrode and corresponding to a pixel;
an organic light-emitting layer disposed on the first pixel electrode in the opening;
a second electrode on the pixel defining layer and the organic light-emitting layer; and
an auxiliary electrode contacting the second electrode and disposed on the pixel defining layer,
wherein a portion of the second electrode overlapping the pixel defining layer is disposed between the pixel defining layer and the auxiliary electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,039

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING AREAS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a first light-emitting structure on a first emitting area of a substrate;
a second light-emitting structure on a second emitting area adjacent the first emitting area of a substrate, the second emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area; and
a third light-emitting structure on a third emitting area adjacent the second emitting area of the substrate, the third emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area and the second emitting area;
wherein the second emitting area is disposed between the first emitting area and the third emitting area, wherein the first light-emitting structure includes a first lower electrode, a first light-emitting layer and a first upper electrode,
wherein the second light-emitting structure includes a second lower electrode, a second light-emitting layer and a second upper electrode,
wherein the third light-emitting structure includes a third lower electrode, a third light-emitting layer and a third upper electrode, and
wherein a vertical distance between the substrate and the second lower electrode of the second light-emitting structure is different from a vertical distance between the substrate and the first lower electrode of the first light-emitting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,037

PIXEL STRUCTURE OF OLED DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A pixel structure of an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel, comprising:a pixel region comprising a plurality of sub-pixel regions arranged in sequence, wherein at least two adjacent sub-pixel regions define a sub-pixel region group, and wherein at least two sub-pixel regions are disposed integrally in the sub-pixel region group;
at least two anode conductive layers disposed in the sub-pixel regions respectively, the anode conductive layers in the sub-pixel region group separated from each other;
a plurality of pixel units, each of the pixel units comprising a plurality of sub-pixels and disposed in the pixel region, each of the sub-pixels disposed in one of the sub-pixel regions, the sub-pixels formed integrally and having a same color in the sub-pixel region group; and
a cathode conductive layer electrically connected to the anode conductive layers to control the pixel units;
the sub-pixel region group comprising four half-sub-pixel regions, any one of the four half-sub-pixel regions adjacent to two of the four half-sub-pixel regions;
the pixel unit comprising:
a hole injection layer formed by injecting a hole material into the sub-pixel region group, the hole injection layer located on the anode conductive layer;
a luminous layer formed by injecting a luminous material into the sub-pixel region group, the luminous layer located on the hole injection layer; and
an electron injection layer formed by injecting an electron material into the sub-pixel region group and located on the luminous layer; wherein the cathode conductive layer is located on the electron injection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,032

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus comprising: a board; a first reflective layer arranged on the board; a second reflective layer different from the first reflective layer, arranged at a position different from the position of the first reflective layer on the board; a first configuration configured by a first LED element mounted on the first reflective layer and a first phosphor-containing resin which protects the first LED element and transforms a wavelength of light emitted from the first LED element; and a second configuration configured by a second LED element mounted on the second reflective layer and a second phosphor-containing resin which protects the second LED element and transforms a wavelength of light emitted from the second LED element, wherein a thickness of the first reflective layer is different than a thickness of the second reflective layer, and a reflective efficiency of the first reflective layer for first light emitted from the first configuration is higher than a reflective efficiency of the second reflective layer for the first light, wherein the first reflective layer includes a first light-reflecting metal layer and first reflection-enhancement layers deposited on the first light-reflecting metal layer, the first reflection-enhancement layers being composed of thin dielectric layers having refractive indices that are different from each other, the second reflective layer includes a second light-reflecting metal layer and second reflection-enhancement layers deposited on the second light-reflecting metal layer, the second reflection-enhancement layers being composed of thin dielectric layers having refractive indices that are different from each other, and the first reflection-enhancement layers and the second reflection-enhancement layers have different thicknesses.

US Pat. No. 10,367,004

VERTICAL FERROELECTRIC THIN FILM STORAGE TRANSISTOR AND DATA WRITE AND READ METHODS THEREOF

NUSTORAGE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A vertical ferroelectric thin film storage transistor, comprising:a substrate having a first surface;
a first conductive structure disposed above the first surface of the substrate;
a first insulating layer disposed above the first conductive structure;
a second conductive structure disposed above the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer disposed above the second conductive structure;
a vertical hole penetrating through the second insulating layer, the second conductive structure, the first insulating layer, the first conductive structure and the substrate in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first surface;
a channel layer disposed on a wall surface of the vertical hole and being in electrical contact with the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure;
an inner dielectric layer disposed on one side of the channel layer in the vertical hole;
a ferroelectric layer disposed on one side of the inner dielectric layer in the vertical hole;
a gate structure disposed on one side of the ferroelectric layer in the vertical hole; and
a third conductive structure disposed above the second insulating layer or in the substrate, and being in electrical contact with the gate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,366,999

SINGLE EVENT UPSET (SEU) MITIGATION FOR FINFET TECHNOLOGY USING FIN TOPOLOGY

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

11. An electronic circuit comprising:a front end circuit comprising:
a SRAM memory structure comprising a plurality of FinFET transistors, wherein at least a first FinFET transistor of the plurality of FinFET transistors comprises:
a metal gate;
a source fin;
a drain fin;
a channel region wrapped by the metal gate, the channel region connecting the source and drain fins;
wherein at least one of the source and drain fins have a height (HTOT) and a width W, the height (HTOT) is greater than an optimal height (HOPT), wherein the height HOPT is a height that would optimize speed of a FinFET transistor having the width W.

US Pat. No. 10,366,986

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND DEVICES WITH INTERLEAVED TRANSISTOR ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF THEIR FABRICATION

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A monolithic integrated circuit comprising:a semiconductor substrate with a first surface and a second surface;
a first plurality of first transistor elements proximate to the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first transistor elements have first current carrying terminals and second current carrying terminals;
a second plurality of second transistor elements proximate to the first surface, wherein the first transistor elements are interleaved with the second transistor elements in a first row, wherein the second transistor elements have third current carrying terminals and fourth current carrying terminals; and
a first node electrically coupled to the first current carrying terminals of the first transistor elements, and electrically coupled to the third current carrying terminals of the second transistor elements,
wherein the second current carrying terminals of the first transistor elements are electrically coupled to an antenna node, and wherein the fourth current carrying terminals of the second transistor elements are electrically coupled to a ground node.

US Pat. No. 10,366,962

THREE DIMENSIONAL DEVICE INTEGRATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED DEVICE

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. An integration method, comprising:preparing a first element having a first layer of bondable material for direct bonding;
preparing a second element for direct bonding;
polishing the first layer of bondable material;
bringing into direct contact the first layer of bondable material with the second element after polishing the first layer of bondable material;
directly bonding the first layer of bondable material to the second element with a covalent bond at room temperature; and
after the bonding, removing a portion of the first element by one of polishing and grinding to leave a remaining portion of the first element.

US Pat. No. 10,366,939

HEAT SINK FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A system for mounting a heat sink to a printed circuit board, the system comprises:a frame that is configured to be mounted to a printed circuit board and to receive a heat sink, wherein the frame and the heat sink are formed as separate components, and wherein the frame is formed as a rigid component; and
fastening elements that are configured to fix the heat sink to the frame after the heat sink has been inserted into the frame,
wherein the fastening elements comprise at least one screw or at least one clamp,
wherein the heat sink comprises at least one threaded hole or at least one groove, and
wherein the frame comprises at least one vertical slot and the at least one screw comprises a threaded portion that is configured to be inserted into and pass through a vertical slot into one threaded hole or one groove, wherein the heat sink is fixed to the frame by tightening the at least one screw in the at least one threaded hole or the at least one groove.

US Pat. No. 10,366,936

ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPONENT WITH AN INTEGRAL DIAMOND HEAT SPREADER

Element Six Technologies ...

1. An electronic device component comprising:a support frame comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening extending between the top surface and bottom surface of the support frame;
a diamond heat spreader comprising a wafer of synthetic diamond material having a top face, a bottom face, wherein the diamond heat spreader is bonded to the support frame so that the diamond heat spreader extends across the opening in the support frame; and
one or more first semiconductor components mounted on, and bonded to, the top face of the diamond heat spreader,
wherein the support frame is formed of an electrically insulating ceramic material to which the diamond heat spreader is bonded,
wherein one or more electrical connections are mounted on the electrically insulating ceramic support frame and configured to electrically connect to the one or more first semiconductor components,
wherein the one or more electrical connections are formed of a metallization layer which is disposed on the top surface of the support frame and on the top face of the diamond heat spreader and which is patterned to form one or more conduction tracks on the top surface of the support frame and diamond heat spreader,
wherein one or more second semiconductor components are mounted on, and bonded to, the top surface of the support frame, and
wherein the top face of the diamond heat spreader is co-planar with the top surface of the support frame to within 500 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,366,913

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR FORMING MASK PATTERN OF THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for forming a mask pattern of a semiconductor element, the method comprising:forming a mask pattern group based on a prescribed rule for providing the semiconductor element with a first gate threshold voltage, the mask pattern group including:
a well pattern defining a first region on a semiconductor region;
an interconnect pattern defining an interconnect including a gate portion extending in a first direction on the first region; and
a source/drain pattern defining a second region positioned in the first region, the gate portion crossing the second region in the first direction; and
modifying the mask pattern group to change the first gate threshold voltage to a second gate threshold voltage based on a correlation between a gate threshold voltage and at least one of first to fourth distances in the semiconductor element, wherein
the gate threshold voltage changes with an absolute change amount that increases as each of the first to fourth distances is shortened,
the first distance being defined as a distance to an outer edge of the first region from an outer edge of the second region proximal to the outer edge of the first region;
the second distance being defined as a distance from the outer edge of the second region to the gate portion in a second direction crossing the first direction;
the third distance being defined as a distance to the second region from a portion of the interconnect positioned outside the second region in one of the first direction or the second direction; and
the fourth distance being defined when the mask pattern group further includes an ion implantation pattern defining an opening of an ion implantation mask in which the second region is exposed, the fourth distance being a distance to a wall surface of the opening from the outer edge of the second region proximal to the wall surface of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,366,899

METHOD OF DETECTING A CONDITION

SPTS Technologies Limited...

1. A control method of a plasma dicing process, comprising the steps of:providing a non-metallic substrate having a plurality of designated dicing lanes;
plasma etching through the substrate along the dicing lanes;
during the plasma etching, monitoring emission of infrared radiation by at least a portion of the dicing lanes of the substrate to detect an increase in infrared radiation due to emission of infrared radiation by the dicing lanes; and
determining, prior to singulation of the substrate along the dicing lanes, that a condition associated with a final phase of the plasma dicing process exists when the increase in the infrared radiation has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,366,871

ANALYZER

ATONARP INC., Minato-ku,...

1. An analyzer comprising:an ionizer that is configured to ionize molecules to be analyzed;
a filter that is configured to selectively pass ions generated by the ionizer via a magnetic field;
a detector that is configured to detect ions that have passed the filter; and
a processing device that is configured (a) to measure a tuning gas having components with respective concentrations and provided at one or more predetermined intervals during an operation and (b) to adjust, based on the measuring, (i) an ion current of the ionizer, (ii) the magnetic field associated with the filter, (iii) and a sensitivity of the detector to detect the components and the respective concentrations of the components of the provided tuning gas.

US Pat. No. 10,366,868

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING SURFACE COATINGS

Europlasma NV, Oudenaard...

1. A plasma chamber for coating a sheet of fabric, such as a textile material, with a polymer layer, the plasma chamber havinga plurality of electrode layers each having a generally planar or plate like form arranged successively and substantially parallel to each other, within the plasma chamber,
wherein both electrode layers of at least one pair of adjacent electrode layers of the plurality of electrode layers are either radiofrequency electrode layers or ground electrode layers,
wherein one electrode layer of said pair of immediately adjacent electrode layers is disposed in use on one side of the sheet of fabric and another electrode layer of said pair of immediately adjacent electrode layers is disposed on an obverse side of the sheet of fabric,
wherein the remaining electrode layers are arranged on either side of a passage for receiving the sheet of fabric, and
wherein the plasma chamber further includes a plurality of rollers for guiding the sheet of fabric, in use, between said electrode layers thereby having coatings on both sides of the sheet of fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,366,840

CAPACITOR WITH MULTIPLE ELEMENTS FOR MULTIPLE REPLACEMENT APPLICATIONS

American Radionic Company...

1. An apparatus comprising:a case having an elliptical cross-section capable of receiving a plurality of capacitive devices, one or more of the capacitive devices providing at least one capacitor having a first capacitor terminal and a second capacitor terminal, wherein a first of the plurality of capacitive devices is affixed to the case by a first bracket and a second of the plurality of capacitive devices is affixed to the case by a second bracket, wherein the first bracket includes a curved middle portion that has a shape substantially similar to a shape of an outer surface of the first of the plurality of capacitive devices, and the second bracket includes a curved middle portion that has a shape substantially similar to a shape of an outer surface of the second of the plurality of capacitive devices;
a cover assembly comprising:
a deformable cover mountable to the case,
a common cover terminal having a contact extending from the deformable cover,
at least three capacitor cover terminals, each of the at least three capacitor cover terminals having at least one contact extending from the deformable cover, wherein the deformable cover is configured to displace at least one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals upon an operative failure of at least one of the plurality of capacitive devices, and
at least four insulation structures, wherein at least one of the at least four insulation structures is associated with one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals;
a first conductor capable of electrically connecting the first capacitor terminal of a capacitor provided by one of the plurality of capacitive devices to one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals; and
a second conductor capable of electrically connecting the second capacitor terminal of the capacitor provided by the one of the plurality of capacitive devices to the common cover terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,366,837

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:an element body where a plurality of internal electrode layers and dielectric layers are alternately laminated, the internal electrode layers containing a metal M; and
an insulating layer disposed on at least one side surface of the element body, the insulating layer containing a glass composition and a ceramic composition that contains an oxide of the metal M,
wherein 5% or more of an end of the internal electrode layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer is recessed 1 ?m or more from an end of the dielectric layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,835

PLATED TERMINATIONS

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A method of electrically connecting a plurality of interior plates of a multilayer ceramic capacitor having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and additional exterior surfaces, the plurality of interior plates including each of a plurality of electrode layers and a plurality of anchor tabs, edges of at least some of the plurality of the interior plates being exposed upon at least a portion of the first surface of the ceramic capacitor, and where edges of at least some of the plurality of interior plates are also exposed upon at least a portion of the second surface of the capacitor, the method comprising:electrolessly plating a first layer of electrically-conductive first metal directly onto the first surface including where the edges of the plurality of interior plates are exposed upon the first surface, the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the first surface electrically connecting the edges of the plurality of interior plates that are exposed upon the first surface; and
concurrently electrolessly plating a first layer of electrically-conductive first metal directly onto the second surface including where the edges of the plates are exposed upon the second surface, the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the second surface electrically connecting the edges of the plurality of interior plates that are exposed upon the second surface,
wherein each of the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the first surface and the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the second surface is not deposited on any of the additional surfaces which meet the first surface, and
wherein the distance between adjacent exposed edges of adjacent plates in a column is not greater than about ten microns.

US Pat. No. 10,366,829

COIL ASSEMBLY FOR NON-CONTACT CHARGING

OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRON...

1. A coil assembly for non-contact charging which has a power supplying surface facing a power receiving device and is provided in a power transmission device which wirelessly transmits power to the power receiving device, the coil assembly comprising:a circuit board;
a first coil positioned directly onto the circuit board;
a second coil positioned as close as, or farther than, the first coil from the power supplying surface; and
a single magnetic body that:
is positioned farther than the second coil from the power supplying surface, overlaps with the second coil, and
does not overlap with the first coil when seen from the power supplying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,823

COIL COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A coil component comprising:a drum-shaped core including a winding core part, a first flange part provided at one end of the winding core part in an axial direction of the winding core part, and a second flange part provided at other end of the winding core part in the axial direction;
first and second terminal electrodes provided on the first flange part;
third and fourth terminal electrodes provided on the second flange part;
a first coil wound around the winding core part, one end of the first coil being connected to the first terminal electrode and other end of the first coil is connected to the third terminal electrode;
a second coil wound around the winding core part, one end of the second coil being connected to the second terminal electrode and other end of the second coil is connected to the fourth terminal electrode, wherein
the first and second coils include a winding part at which the first and second coils are substantially regularly wound around the winding core part, a first drawing part positioned between the winding part and the first flange part, and a second drawing part positioned between the winding part and the second flange part,
the first and second coils cross each other at the first drawing part,
the first coil is constituted by two or more wires, and
the second coil is constituted by a single wire; and
third and fourth coils wound around the winding core part, wherein
the third and fourth coils include a winding part at which the third and fourth coils are substantially regularly wound around the winding core part, a first drawing part positioned between the winding part and the first flange part, and a second drawing part positioned between the winding part and the second flange part,
the third and fourth coils cross each other at the second drawing part,
the third coil is constituted by two or more wires, and
the fourth coil is constituted by a single wire.

US Pat. No. 10,366,817

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PASSIVE COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

General Electric Company,...

1. An electronic device assembly comprising:a heat dissipation member; and
a dielectric two-phase heat transfer device comprising:
an evaporator region coupled in thermal communication with a hot region of a heat producing component; and
a condenser region coupled in thermal communication with said heat dissipation member, said dielectric two-phase heat transfer device fabricated from a dielectric material,
wherein the heat producing component comprises a secondary winding portion of a transformer assembly, the secondary winding portion further comprising:
an upper conductive secondary turn; and
a lower conductive secondary turn,
wherein the dielectric two-phase heat transfer device extends about 180 degrees around the upper conductive secondary turn and the lower conductive secondary turn opposite a plurality of leads.

US Pat. No. 10,366,805

INSULATED WINDING WIRE ARTICLES HAVING CONFORMAL COATINGS

Essex Group, Inc., Fort ...

1. An article formed from an insulated winding wire, the article comprising:an insulated winding wire having a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to 0.823mm2 and formed into a predefined shape comprising at least one bend, the insulated winding wire comprising a conductor and insulation formed around the conductor, the insulation comprising at least one of polyimide or polyamideimide; and
a coating comprising parylene formed around the insulated winding wire, the parylene comprising at least one of parylene HT, parylene AF-4, or parylene F.

US Pat. No. 10,366,804

CONDUCTIVE RESIN COMPOSITION AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel; and
a frame having conductivity, in which the display panel is mounted,
wherein
the frame is formed of a conductive resin composition,
the conductive resin composition comprises:
a resin comprising a polyester copolymer resin, and
carbon nanotube (CNT), and
the polyester copolymer resin comprises at least one of polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate glycol.

US Pat. No. 10,366,803

METAL OXIDE THIN FILM, METHOD FOR DEPOSITING METAL OXIDE THIN FILM AND DEVICE COMPRISING METAL OXIDE THIN FILM

Plansee SE, Reutte (AT)

1. A metal oxide thin film, comprising a film formed of ?-MoO3 having a monoclinic ?-MoO3 crystal structure and including at least one doping element selected from the group consisting of Re, Mn, and Ru.

US Pat. No. 10,366,795

LONG-LIFE HIGH-EFFICIENCY NEUTRON GENERATOR

Starfire Industries LLC, ...

1. An extended lifetime system for generating neutrons comprising:an external enclosure;
an insulating dielectric contained within the external enclosure;
a high voltage power supply;
a target at a target location capable of being loaded with hydrogen isotopes selected from the group consisting of: deuterium and tritium;
an ion source assembly configured to supply a beam of ions, the ion source assembly comprising:
a vessel comprising a wall made from an insulator material and having a plasma source cavity containing a plasma source from which a plasma is generated;
an anode electrode, connected to the high voltage power supply, the anode electrode being configured to bias the plasma;
an external applicator that is:
electrically connected to an excitation signal source, and
configured to deposit electromagnetic energy into the plasma source cavity through electromagnetic fields passing through the wall made from an insulator material,
wherein the external applicator is selected from the group consisting of an RF antenna and a microwave launcher,
wherein an insulating gap comprising the insulating dielectric separates the external applicator and the plasma source cavity; and
a target electrode electrically coupled to the target
wherein the high voltage power supply is configured to deliver a voltage between the anode electrode and the target electrode between 10 kV and 500 kV.

US Pat. No. 10,366,794

RISK PROFILING USING PORTAL BASED SCANNERS

GlobalTrak, LLC, Sterlin...

1. A hierarchical scanning system for monitoring shipping containers within a transportation system having one or more shipping cranes, the system comprising:a portal-based scanner, wherein the portal-based scanner is deployed on a structure which handles shipping containers during short term events; wherein the portal-based scanner comprises a sensor to detect the presence of a shipping container; further wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to scan and detect container anomalies; wherein the portal-based scanner is attached to a shipping crane;
a data fusion center, wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive data detected by the portal-based scanner; further wherein the data fusion center is further configured to collect and consolidate information from a plurality of additional portal-based scanners;
a first receiver, wherein the first receiver is configured to receive data from the portal-based scanner;
a processing element for identifying anomalies;
a decision module for generating an alert message containing data regarding identified anomalies; and
a first transmitter, wherein the first transmitter is configured to transmit an alert signal comprising the alert message;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive initial manifest data regarding the shipping container;
further wherein the initial manifest data comprises data regarding the container inventory and the container itinerary;
wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to gather data about the container in a short-term interaction and to transmit the data to the data fusion center;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to create a risk profile for the container based on data collected during the short-term interaction;
wherein the processing element is configured to compare the risk profile to at least one risk profile from a previous short-term interaction to identify anomalies.

US Pat. No. 10,366,790

PATIENT SAFETY PROCESSOR

Lawrence A. Lynn, Columb...

1. A patient monitoring system for monitoring, in real time, a plurality of patients in a hospital system to detect the development of sepsis cascades and for identifying the patients developing the sepsis cascade, the system comprising:a plurality of local patient safety monitors, each of the plurality of local patient safety monitors configured to receive physiological measurements from at least one of a pulse oximeter or a blood pressure monitor for the plurality of patients,
a central patient safety monitor remote from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, the central patient safety monitor having a processor and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:
receive the physiological measurements from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, and store the physiological measures in an electronic medical record;
receive the electronic medical records relating to the plurality of patients;
convert the electronic medical record into trend data, wherein the trend data is sequential, and wherein the trend data comprises information indicative of trends in physiologic parameters and laboratory data over time;
detect relational trends based on the trend data, the relational trends comprising positive or negative trends;
continuously search for and detect a sepsis cascade pattern associated with the relational trends occurring in at least one of the plurality of patients;
identify the at least one patient generating a sepsis cascade pattern detected in the continuous search;
automatically trigger, in response to the identification of the sepsis cascade pattern, generation of a real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern at the central patient safety monitor;
compare the sepsis cascade pattern to a pattern definition to determine one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern; and
output the real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern, an indication of the one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern, and the identity of the at least one patient to at least a display device of the central patient safety monitor by
generating a graphical display having viewing regions corresponding to physiologic systems of the patient, wherein the viewing regions include at least an inflammatory region, wherein the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade pattern is displayed such that the sepsis cascade pattern is viewable spreading over time within at least the inflammation region, and generating indications of the one or more characteristics of the cascade pattern on the graphical display, and
configuring the viewing regions so that sepsis cascade pattern is displayed as spreading within and/or across the viewing regions as the severity of the cascade patterns progress over time, such that the sepsis cascade is viewable progressively spreading over time from the origin of the sepsis cascade to the termination of the sepsis cascade, and the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade spreads along at least one axis and at least partially across the graphical display over time.

US Pat. No. 10,366,693

ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE BUILDING FOR A SPEAKER FROM MULTIPLE SESSIONS

Verint Systems LTD., Her...

1. A method of blind diarization comprising:receiving audio data at a communication interface of a computing system;
representing segments of the audio data according to respective feature vectors;
clustering respective segments of the audio data according to the respective feature vectors, such that agglomerative clusters of similar feature vectors are gathered as super segments of the audio data;
building respective voiceprint models for speakers from the super segments according to a size of respective agglomerative clusters;
creating a background model from segments associated with those feature vectors not representing a speaker;
wherein building respective voiceprint models comprises:
assigning a weighting value to the super segments of audio data, wherein the weighting value is proportional to a total number of super segments in a respective agglomerative cluster;
building respective Gaussian distributions of the super segments according to the respective weighting values in the respective agglomerative clusters;
utilizing the Gaussian distributions as respective voice print models and using the voice print models with the background model to label the segments of audio data with an identification of one of the speakers or a different identification as background data;
wherein creating a background model comprises creating a diagonal Gaussian distribution that includes segments associated with those feature vectors not representing a speaker; and
wherein building respective voiceprint models comprises:
training a diagonal Gaussian distribution for each of the agglomerative clusters of super segments;
assigning a weighting value to each diagonal Gaussian distribution, wherein the weighting value is proportional to a total number of super segments in the agglomerative cluster composing the respective diagonal Gaussian distribution; and
merging the diagonal Gaussian distributions, wherein the respective diagonal Gaussian distributions are included in a merged Gaussian distribution according to the respective weighting values.

US Pat. No. 10,366,683

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT PLAYING DEVICE

UTSUWA INC., Kyoto (JP)

1. A percussion-instrument playing apparatus comprising:a main body to be detachably fixed in front of or above a percussion instrument having, in a front surface or an upper surface, a striking surface, the main body including two fixing portions to be detachably fixed to both sides of the striking surface of the percussion instrument and an arm attachment member that bridges a space between the two fixing portions, and the arm attachment member facing the striking surface with a predetermined space from the striking surface when the two fixing portions are respectively fixed to both sides of the striking surface of the percussion instrument;
an arm supporter fixed to the arm attachment member;
one or more arms each having one end fixed to the arm supporter;
an arm head detachably fixed to the other end of the arm; and
a drive unit for driving the one or more arms under electronic control,
wherein the arm head of each of the one or more arms strikes the same striking surface of the percussion instrument to cause sounds to be emitted from the percussion instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,366,680

ANTI-LOOSENING DEVICE FOR DRUM TENSION BOLT

HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD., ...

1. An anti-loosening device for a drum tension bolt that is configured to be attached to a tension bolt for adjusting tension of a drumhead, the anti-loosening device comprising a main body configured to be in contact with a drum when attached to the tension bolt, whereinthe main body includes
a fitting hole, into which a bolt head of the tension bolt is to be fitted, and
a holding section, which is configured to laterally hold the tension bolt, and
the holding section is configured to open about a center line of the fitting hole and elastically grip the bolt head of the tension bolt, and wherein
the holding section includes
a flexible section, which extends in a thickness direction of the main body, and
a jaw, which projects from a distal end of the flexible section toward the center line of the fitting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,366,654

OLED PIXEL CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR RETARDING AGING OF OLED DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An OLED pixel circuit, comprising:a first sub-pixel driving unit, comprising a first thin-film transistor, a fifth thin-film transistor, a first capacitor, and a first light emitting diode;
a second sub-pixel driving unit, comprising a second thin-film transistor, a sixth thin-film transistor, a second capacitor, and a second light emitting diode, wherein:
both a source of the first thin-film transistor and a source of the second thin-film transistor are connected to a positive supply voltage; a gate of the first thin-film transistor is electrically connected to a first node, and a gate of the second thin-film transistor is electrically connected to a second node; and, a drain of the first thin-film transistor is electrically connected to an anode of the first light emitting diode, and a drain of the second thin-film transistor is electrically connected to an anode of the second light emitting diode;
a data signal is fed into both a source of the fifth thin-film transistor and a source of the sixth thin-film transistor; a drain of the fifth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to the first node, and a drain of the sixth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to the second node; and, a second control signal is fed into a gate of the fifth thin-film transistor, and a third control signal is fed into a gate of the sixth thin-film transistor; and
one end of the first capacitor is electrically connected to the first node, while the other end thereof is connected to the positive supply voltage; and, one end of the second capacitor is electrically connected to the second node, while the other end thereof is connected to the positive supply voltage;
a first reverse biasing unit, comprising a third thin-film transistor, a seventh thin-film transistor, and a ninth thin-film transistor; and
a second reverse biasing unit, comprising a fourth thin-film transistor, an eighth thin-film transistor, and a tenth thin-film transistor, wherein:
a first control signal is fed into both a gate of the third thin-film transistor and a gate of the fourth thin-film transistor; both a source of the third thin-film transistor and a source of the fourth thin-film transistor are connected to the positive supply voltage; and, a drain of the third thin-film transistor is electrically connected to a cathode of the first light emitting diode, and a drain of the fourth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to a cathode of the second light emitting diode;
the first control signal is fed into both a gate of the seventh thin-film transistor and a gate of the eighth thin-film transistor; a drain of the seventh thin-film transistor is electrically connected to an anode terminal of the first light emitting diode, and a drain of the eighth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to an anode terminal of the second light emitting diode; and, both a source of the seventh thin-film transistor and a source of the eighth thin-film transistor are connected to a negative supply voltage;
the first control signal is fed into both a gate of the ninth thin-film transistor and a gate of the tenth thin-film transistor; both a source of the ninth thin-film transistor and a source of the tenth thin-film transistor are connected to the negative supply voltage; and, a drain of the ninth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to the cathode of the first light emitting diode, and a drain of the tenth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to the cathode of the second light emitting diode;
the first control signal, the second control signal, and the third control signal are all provided by an external timing controller;
the first thin-film transistor, the second thin-film transistor, the third thin-film transistor, the fourth thin-film transistor, the fifth thin-film transistor, the sixth thin-film transistor, the seventh thin-film transistor, the eighth thin-film transistor, the ninth thin-film transistor, and the tenth thin-film transistor are all low temperature polysilicon thin-film transistors, oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors or amorphous silicon thin-film transistors; wherein
the first thin-film transistor, the second thin-film transistor, the third thin-film transistor, the fifth thin-film transistor, the sixth thin-film transistor, the seventh thin-film transistor, and the tenth thin-film transistor are all N-type thin-film transistors; the fourth thin-film transistor, the eighth thin-film transistor, and the ninth thin-film transistor are all P-type thin-film transistors;
in the potential storage stage of the first light emitting diode, the first control signal provides a low potential, the second control signal provides a high potential, and the third control signal provides a low potential;
in the luminescent display stage of the first light emitting diode, the first control signal provides a low potential, the second control signal provides a low potential, and the third control signal provides a low potential;
in the potential storage stage of the second light emitting diode, the first control signal provides a high potential, the second control signal provides a low potential, and the third control signal provides a high potential; and
in the luminescent display stage of the second light emitting diode, the first control signal provides a high potential, the second control signal provides a low potential, and the third control signal provides a low potential.

US Pat. No. 10,366,616

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COLLISION AVOIDANCE IN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Botlink, LLC, Fargo, ND ...

1. A collision avoidance system comprising:an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that includes a positional sensor;
a UAV controller coupled to communicate wirelessly with the UAV, wherein the UAV controller receives safety data from the UAV and provides command instructions to control operation of the UAV, wherein the safety data includes positional data associated with the UAV; and
a safety data aggregator coupled to communicate with the UAV controller, wherein the safety data aggregator collects safety data from one or more UAV controllers, stores collected safety data in a safety data buffer, and extracts spatially relevant safety data in response to a request from the UAV controller; and
wherein the UAV controller determines a risk of collision based on calculating geometries representing possible locations of objects identified in the spatially relevant safety data and the safety data provided by the UAV, wherein calculated geometries are represented as three-dimensional cones extending from a present location of each identified object in a direction determined from the received safety data associated with each identified object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,614

SYSTEM FOR PREEMPTIVELY NAVIGATING DRIVERS TO AN EVENT LOCATION TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS UPON COMPLETION OF THE EVENT

GT Gettaxi Limited, Lima...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processing device of a first server device, an event to be attended by a plurality of users of a taxi service;
determining, by the processing device, a location of the event;
estimating, by the processing device, an end time of the event;
responsive to determining an expected demand for transportation from the location of the event, generating, based on the expected demand, a schedule for directing a plurality of driver computing devices to arrive at the location of the event prior to receipt of passenger requests to be paired with the plurality of driver computing devices;
prior to the end time of the event, transmitting, by the processing device to the plurality of driver computing devices based on the schedule, navigational data to direct the plurality of driver computing devices to navigate to the location of the event to transport passengers;
subsequent to transmitting the navigational data, communicating with an event information source of a second server device during the event to obtain updated information regarding how much time is remaining prior to the end time of the event;
responsive to receiving the updated information during the event from the event information source of the second server device, generating, based on the updated information, an updated schedule; and
directing the plurality of driver computing devices to the location of the event based on the updated schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,366,610

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED AT VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vehicle control device, comprising:a communication unit configured to receive parking registration information including one or more parking-available spaces registered in a server;
a camera that is configured to capture an outside image of a vehicle in real time;
a display that is configured to present the outside image of the vehicle in real time; and
a controller that is configured to:
detect a virtual parking-available space that corresponds to an actual parking-available space in an area captured in the outside image based on the received parking registration information,
generate parking space information based on the virtual parking-available space,
provide the parking space information to the display to overlay the parking space information over the outside image on the display,
in response to a user input for accessing a parking space setting menu, provide a graphical user interface to the display, the graphical user interface including at least one of a first item to receive first information regarding a parking-available space, a second item to receive second information regarding a parking-available time for the parking-available space, or a third item to receive third information regarding a parking fee for the parking-available space, and
register, via the communication unit, the parking-available space as a new parking-available space in the server based on a user input received via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,595

SURVEILLANCE METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION

Turing Video, Inc., San ...

1. A surveillance method, implementable by a computing device, comprising:obtaining a set of training videos;
marking the set of training videos;
training a model based on the marked set of training videos for detecting a triggering event from a camera input and determining an alert level of the triggering event, wherein the alert level is determined based on an activity performed by a human being that is recognized by the computing device based on a human pose feature;
obtaining a user configuration of an action for responding to the alert level;
obtaining a user configuration of a time for executing the action; and
obtaining a user configuration of a system for executing the action.

US Pat. No. 10,366,594

OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION FACILITY EMISSIONS SENSING AND ALERTING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Mountain Optech, Inc., L...

1. An emission detection system for an enclosed combustion device stack having a lower portion with an enclosed combustion device stack burner and a primary gas intake line, and an upper portion with a stack exit port, the detection system comprising:a sampling line having a first end exposed to a combusted gas passing through the stack exit port, the sampling line configured to receive an undiluted gas sample from the stack exit port;
an electrostatic particulate matter sensor coupled to a second end of the sampling line, the second end positioned lower than and downstream of the first end, the electrostatic particulate matter sensor positioned and configured to analyze the undiluted gas sample; and
an exhaust outlet coupled to and downstream of the electrostatic particulate matter sensor, the exhaust outlet configured to receive the undiluted gas sample from the electrostatic particulate matter sensor and feed the undiluted gas sample to the primary gas intake line upstream of the enclosed combustion device stack burner; wherein
the combusted gas comprises a first pressure;
the primary gas intake line comprises primary gas at a second pressure different from the first pressure; and
the sampling line, the electrostatic particulate matter sensor, the second pressure, and the exhaust outlet are configured to passively move the undiluted gas sample from the stack exit port to the electrostatic particulate matter sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,592

BEACON DETECTION SYSTEM FOR LOCATING MISSING PERSONS

Vector Flight LLC, San F...

1. A computer implemented method of determining a location of a search subject, comprising:accessing search data comprising broadcast Wi-Fi signals and associated geographic location coordinates of a search vehicle travelling in a geographic search area for a search subject, the vehicle carrying a Wi-Fi radio capable of broadcasting one or more SSIDs and receiving connection requests for the one or more SSIDs;
determining at least a possible connection request from the beacon signals, the connection request associated with a mobile device associated with a search subject; and
filtering the data to determine whether the connection request is from the mobile device associated with the search subject; and
outputting search information to a search agent, the search information including a location of at least the connection request, the location based on a position of the search vehicle in the geographic search area.

US Pat. No. 10,366,589

BUILDING INTRUDER DEFENSIVE SHIELD

CROTEGA, LLC, Crystal, M...

1. A building intruder defensive system comprising:a shield module configured to be implemented within a building, the shield module including
a tank disposed within the building configured to hold pressurized fluid, the tank including a plurality of walls and an inlet configured to receive the fluid, the inlet being disposed only partially in one of the plurality of walls,
a nozzle disposed within the building and configured to spray the fluid within a zone in the building,
a zone valve connected to the tank and the nozzle, the zone valve being configured to regulate flow of the pressurized fluid from the tank to the nozzle,
a sensing device configured to sense an initial presence of an intruder, and to output a signal indicating the initial presence of the intruder, and
a processor programmed to receive the signal from the sensing device as indicating the initial presence of the intruder, to control the zone valve to cause the zone valve to open and close so as to spray the pressurized fluid through the nozzle, directly upon activation of the sensing device when the sensor senses the initial presence of the intruder, and
to communicate with at least one remote device to deliver system information to at least one of law enforcement and a building occupant.

US Pat. No. 10,366,576

TABLE GAME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH PERFORMANCE METRICS

ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., ...

1. A table game system comprising:a card shoe including:
a card accommodating section that accommodates a set of cards formed by a plurality of decks of playing cards;
an opening through which the cards of the set are drawn one by one from the card accommodating section onto a game table;
a card sensor that senses that one of the cards is drawn and outputs a signal;
a card reading section that reads at least a rank of the drawn card;
a win/loss evaluating section that performs a win/loss evaluation of a card game based on information on the rank of the card read by the card reading section;
a win/loss evaluation result output section that outputs a result of the win/loss evaluation performed by the win/loss evaluating section; and
a result output start control section that controls start of the win/loss evaluation result output performed by the win/loss evaluation result output section; and
a management control section that:
includes an error sensing section that memorizes a predetermined rule of the card game and senses an error state that is against the rule of the card game; and
is configured to:
receive from the card sensor a signal representing that a card has been drawn and sensed;
determine how many cards have been drawn in the card game;
receive a signal from the result output start control section;
memorize a time when the win/loss evaluation result output starts;
identify a recovery from the error state by identifying at least one of:
(1) a drawing of a subsequent card from the card shoe in a course of the game; and
(2) the win/loss evaluation result output by the win/loss evaluation result output section;
measure, as a play period, a time between (a) when a first of the cards is drawn in the game and (b) when the win/loss evaluation result output starts; and
measure, as an error recovery period, a time between (a) when the error state is sensed and (b) when the recovery from the error state is identified.

US Pat. No. 10,366,572

CASINO GAMING MACHINES AND SKILL GAMES HAVING ADDED STOCHASTIC INPUT

SYNERGY BLUE, LLC, Palm ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:providing a regulated gaming machine, the regulated gaming machine comprising at least one processor, a display and a user interface;
providing, in the regulated gaming machine, a game configured for execution by the at least one processor and configured such that skilled players most often achieve greater success in the game than comparatively less-skilled players, the game being configured to generate a plurality of in-game assets on the display of the regulated gaming machine, the plurality of in-game assets being configured such that interaction therewith by players during game play selectively triggers wagers;
receiving, via the user-interface of the regulated gaming machine, player inputs to interact with at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets;
before the received player inputs are used by the processor to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets, introducing, by the processor, random perturbations in at least one characteristic of the received player inputs, the random perturbations being configured such that the selectively triggered wagers, in the aggregate, reward both the skilled players and the less-skilled players according to a predetermined target Return-to-Player (RTP) percentage for the game;
using the randomly-perturbed user inputs to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets to generate outcomes;
displaying the generated outcomes on the display of the regulated gaming machine; and
generating and providing rewards to the players depending upon the generated outcomes according to the predetermined target RTP percentage for the game.

US Pat. No. 10,366,563

ELECTRONIC TABLE GAME POKER SYSTEM AND METHODS

Fresh Idea Global Limited...

1. A gaming table system, comprising:one or more electronic gaming tables configured to provide live wager-based table games having a live dealer and physical game items, each of the one or more electronic gaming tables including a physical surface adapted for play of the live wager-based table games, a table controller adapted to control electronic gaming table functions, and a table communication interface coupled to the table controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the table controller and one or more other gaming table system components;
a plurality of gaming terminals, each of the plurality of gaming terminals including a terminal controller configured to facilitate play by a live player thereat of the live wager-based table games and a terminal communication interface coupled to the terminal controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the terminal controller and one or more other gaming table system components; and
a system server located remotely from and in communication with the one or more electronic gaming tables and the plurality of gaming terminals, the system server configured to facilitate provision of the live wager-based table games,
wherein said gaming table system is configured to administer a first live table game involving an initial shared hand that is shared by multiple live players playing the first live table game, wherein each of the multiple live players are permitted to input different live game decisions independently regarding discarding physical playing items from the initial shared hand, and wherein outcomes of the first live table game include final hands that vary by player depending upon the different live game decisions made by the multiple live players;
wherein the initial shared hand includes an initial set of playing cards,
wherein said gaming table system is configured to administer an additional predetermined number of playing cards to provide a first replacement set of playing cards for potential replacement of the playing cards in the initial shared hand, and
wherein the dealing of both the initial set of playing cards and the first replacement set of playing cards takes place prior to any live game decisions made by the multiple live players.

US Pat. No. 10,366,558

CASH BOX AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING NOTES OF VALUE WITH MECHANICAL CODING

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A cash box comprising:a housing having opposite front and rear ends spaced apart along an inserting direction of the cash box into a selected one of plural receiving compartments of a device, the housing further having opposite side walls extending between the front and rear ends, a bottom and an open or openable top opposite the bottom, the top and the bottom being spaced apart along a height direction;
a receiving area configured to receive a value note stack, and
a mechanical coding unit including a coding element that is mounted to the housing in a first position along the height direction on at least one of the side walls of the housing or at least a second position along the height direction on at least one of the side walls of the housing, and the coding element being designed so that the cash box is only feedable to a first of the receiving compartments when the coding element is in the first position, and so that the cash box is only feedable to a second of the receiving compartments when the coding element is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,366,556

INTELLIGENT LOCK

LockState, Inc., Denver,...

1. A method for operating an access control device having a battery, a processor, and a plurality of wireless transceivers, the method comprising:creating a plurality of wake-up schedules for each of the plurality of wireless transceivers;
wherein each of the plurality of wake-up schedules is configured to:
control how frequently a particular wireless transceiver of the plurality of wireless transceivers wakes up to transmit or receive information; and
each of the plurality of wake-up schedules for the particular wireless transceiver is different from another one or the plurality of wake-up schedules for the particular wireless transceiver;
automatically switching between the plurality of wake-up schedules for the particular wireless transceiver such that a duration of time between wake-ups for the particular wireless transceiver is shorter during some predefined times and longer during other predefined times;
wherein the duration of time between wake-ups for each of the plurality of wake-up schedules for each of the plurality of wireless transceivers are configurable by an administrative user via an interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,552

METHOD FOR LOCKING, UNLOCKING AND POSITIONING OF A TOOL

NiDa Tech Sweden AB, Mal...

1. A method in a tool control node for enabling unlocking, locking, and positioning of a power tool for prevention of unauthorized use, the method comprising:transmitting a first unlock message to the power tool, the message including an instruction to unlock the power tool,
counting an authorization time period from transmission of the first unlock message to the power tool,
transmitting a second unlock message to the power tool before a predetermined authorization time period threshold is reached, such that the power tool remains unlocked,
transmission of a position message including an alert signal to the power tool to start transmitting a position response signal,
receiving a position response signal from the power tool,
determining a Received Signal Strength Indication and a distance to the power tool from the Received Signal Strength Indication, enabling positioning of a lost or stolen power tool,
when the counted authorization time period exceeds a predetermined threshold,
transmitting a lock message including an instruction to lock the tool, thereby enabling prevention of unauthorized use of the tool by remote unlocking and locking.